Crop insurance carries the day for otherwise good crops

It wasn’t a bumper wheat crop, but the yields were respectable nonetheless. In some cases, in fact, they were darn good, beating out county averages. In something of an ironic twist, however, crop insurance was the icing on the cake. Bottom line, crop insurance is making up what farmers lost in the price of wheat, even though many of the costs associated with growing and harvesting the crop didn’t fall as far as prices did. Crop insurance payments for 2009, so far, are a relatively low $271.2 million statewide