US farmers seek big-heat compensation
US farmers are seeking federal disaster assistance to compensate for more than $1.5 billion (£900m) in losses due to the heat wave sweeping from Florida, through to Texas and Colorado.
Now temperatures are also rising in eastern states, such as Pennsylvania and Maine.
- Big heat spreads to northern and eastern USA, FWi, yesterday (22 July)
- The Guardian 23/07/98 page 14