Record heat wave rocks North America

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
June 29 2021 - 10:00am
Idaho farmer Jeffrey Kaufman captured this image of a parched landscape in his part of world near Lewiston near the border with Washington state.

NORTH AMERICA, particularly the Pacific Northwest region of the US and western Canada, is sweltering through a heatwave described by some outlets as a one in a thousand year event.


Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.

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