Northeastern farmers face new challenges with severe drought 

HAY FARMER Milan Adams stands in a dry hay field near a wind sock, left, in Exeter Tuesday. Adams said in prior years it rained in the spring. This year, he said, the dryness started in March, and April was so dry he was nervous about his first cut of hay. / STEVEN SENNE / ASSOCIATED PRESS
PROVIDENCE (AP) – Vermont farmer Brian Kemp is used to seeing the pastures at Mountain Meadows Farm grow slower in the hot, late summer, but this year the grass is at a standstill.  That's "very nerve-wracking" when you're grazing 600 to 700 cattle, said Kemp, who manages an organic beef farm in Sudbury. He describes…

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