Indiana was at the epicenter of the drought this year. Many farmers across the state are seeing yields drastically lower than their average. Jim Rink, director of farm and crop insurance for Indiana Farm Bureau says they are alraedy seeing claims in both corn and soybeans this year.
Roughly 70 percent of Indiana’s farmers carry some kind of crop insurance for their farm. After the challenges the 2012 growing season presented for farmers across the Corn Belt, Rink says there is no doubt that choosing whether or not to have crop insurance this year meant “make it” or “break it” for many farmers.