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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.

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