After a drought and now severe weather, crop insurance agents have become very busy in southern Minnesota.
KEYC-TV in Mankato reports that this week's storms finally have farmers crying for help -- though they wish they didn't need to.
Pat Duncanson, filing his first claim in 32 years, tells the station, "We're all still learning about this crop insurance, and we knew it was an option for us but we never knew it was gonna be important because a spring like this hasn't happened in a long time."
And while crop insurance is a safety net, KEYC says that most farmers would rather avoid the situation all together.
This spring, most farmers in the area haven't been able to plant completely, and have had to turn to their insurance agents for a variety of claims.