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Kansas Farmers Claim 1 Billion Dollars After Drought
01/26/2012
 

 HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - Kansas farmers have claimed nearly $1
billion in insurance to offset crop losses caused by the lingering
drought.
     The federal government says that breaks a Kansas record of
$446.8 million for drought claims set in 2002, and more claims are
expected.
     The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its weekly update
that it had paid $987.3 million to Kansas farmers so far for
withered wheat and fall crops.
     Rebecca Davis, director of the USDA's Topeka office, says she
expects the payout amount to reach $1 billion.
     The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/ye3JlO) the drought
is going into its second year in Kansas. Besides the lack of
rainfall, there were nearly 50 days of triple-digit temperatures
this summer.
 

© Associated Press
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