Heat wave cools prices on canteloupe and watermelon

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Melons love heat .

But with a month's worth of 100-degree temperatures, the melon crops are ripening too fast - forcing farmers to harvest them or let them rot in the field.

With so many melons coming to market, the price has nowhere to go but down.

In just two weeks, melon farmer George Taylor has cut his prices on cantaloupe in half.

Taylor says the heat won't put him out of business, but he'll need to cut back on expenses until they can sell next year's melon crop.

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