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Crop insurance payments climbing

12/7/2012

As farmers do what they can to cope with the drought, crop insurance payments are skyrocketing.

In Kansas, more than $830 million has been paid by the Risk Management Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Northwest Kansas farmers have received a quarter of that, approximately $210 million.

Payments to northwest Kansas counties through Wednesday are:

Cheyenne $6,621,038

Decatur $14,158,134

Ellis $7,521,690

Gove $12,506,279

Graham $8,370,930

Logan $7,332,641

Ness $6,431,055

Norton $7,328,347

Osborne $8,906,859

Phillips $9,593,672

Rawlins $15,653,947

Rooks $5,354,504

Rush $5,661,675

Russell $4,461,679

Sheridan $13,238,280

Sherman $18,658,667

Smith $11,661,118

Thomas $27,180,880

Trego $9,092,811

Wallace $8,112,175

Source: USDA