Relentless heat, record-breaking temperatures and a lack of rain is pushing some Manitoba farmers over the edge.

A group that represents Manitoba farmers says parts of the province are in rough shape. (Tyson Koschik / CBC)

A group that represents Manitoba farmers says parts of the province are in rough shape. (Tyson Koschik / CBC)

Relentless heat, record-breaking temperatures and a lack of rain is pushing some Manitoba farmers over the edge.

The Rural Municipality of St. Laurent, in the Interlake region, declared an agricultural state of disaster on Monday.

The municipality says it has received less than 40 per cent of the normal amount of rain so far this year, crop yields are coming in at excessively low volumes and dugouts and wells are dry or drying up.

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