It’s the hottest part of the day…just after lunch time. The oppressive heat has prompted Curtis Millsap to change the work schedule on his farm north of Springfield.
“We can’t work mid-day right now. From lunchtime til about 3:30 or 4, we’ll take a break. One hundred, 110 degree heat index is too much to have people out working in the fields. It’s asking for trouble. You’ll get people injured with heat stroke and all those things.”
He turns on the drip irrigation system, an important tool in fighting the heat.