"The severe drought in the area has damaged crops more than we’ve seen, especially in my lifetime," noted Dalhart, Texas, crop insurance adjuster Kari Schilling, who was commenting on the historic drought of 2012.
 
Schilling, who grew up on a small family farm, explained that she decided to pursue a career in crop insurance because she wants to see farmers who suffer losses helped. "They are feeding and clothing our nation and they need crop insurance to be able to move on to the next year if they have a multi-peril or hail disaster."
 
Schilling took head-on the notion spouted by crop insurance critics that farmers would rather have a crop insurance check than a bountiful harvest. Schilling explained that farmers put as much love in raising their crops as they do their families. "No one could make a living just collecting crop insurance," she said.

SOURCE: National Crop Insurance Services