(WICHITA, Kan.) — Kansas Farmers claim nearly $1 billion in insurance to offset crop losses due to drought. The $987 million in claims breaks the old record of $447 million set in 2002.
Last year, the state struggled with a lack of rainfall and a record number of triple-digit temperatures. The USDA expects more claims as drought conditions worsen. The U.S. Drought monitor continues to list most areas south of I-70 with some sort of drought condition.