Four days of temperatures in the triple digits has farmers taking extra steps to make sure their animals stay safe.
But there's little they can do for their crops in desperate need of rain.
The entire operation at Sweetwater Valley Dairy Farm is feeling the effects of this heat wave.
"It's tough on all the help. It's tough working in this weather. Makes for tough conditions," said owner, John Harrison.
From the farmers to the dairy cows to the crops, not one part is going untouched by this extra hot summer.
"It's a lot hotter this year. April and May were very dry. Very unusual weather," Harrison said.
Harrison has been farming all his life. He can't remember a hotter summer.
"This year I'm really glad we've got cows in good cooling facilities but it would be really tough if they weren't," he said.
He's learned his lesson over the years: keeping his dairy cows cool is the key to successful production in the summer.
"Typically if you go back a few years weather like this we would have seen a 30-40% drop in milk production and a lot of deaths because they couldn't deal with a lot of heat," he said. But he's made adjustments that keep his production up to speed, including a brand new tunnel barn.
Since cows have no way of releasing heat, the systems does it for them. They soak the cows with misters every five minutes and then use the tunnel fans to pull it off of them.
Even though the cows are happy, Harrison is not.
"Our corn crop really looks bad," he said.
Since corn is the staple of the cow's diet, Harrison is already having to buy additives to their feed.
When the price of feed goes up, "everything is going to be moving up in price. So probably milk is going to be moving up too," he said.
Harrison says it is very expensive when it gets this hot to maintain the cooling equipment. But it is less expensive than losing milk production.