Many Farmers Still Waiting to Receive Checks

November 21, 2012 05:31 AM

Only a small percentage of farmers have received their 2012 crop insurance check, according to a recent Farm Journal Pulse.


Farm Journal Pulse

Insurance claims could break records this year. So, when will farmers receive their 2012 crop insurance checks?

This week's Farm Journal Pulse, a text message survey of farmers and ranchers, asked: When do you expect to receive a crop insurance check for your 2012 crops?

Here’s a breakdown of the results:

  • No insurance/claim: 39%
  • Already have: 20%
  • Late November: 3%
  • December: 11%
  • January: 9%
  • Don't know: 17%


Based on the results, only 20% of those who have crop insurance have received their check, while 17% don’t know when to expect a check.

Click the map below to see how people responded:

Pulse 11 21 12


Read more about 2012 crop insurance claims:

Crop Insurance Overload
Payments coming, but might be late


Weather Insurance Pays Out
In 2012, weather insurance paid dividends to drought-stricken farmers

Harvest Prices and Insurance Payments
Large yield losses leads to higher harvest prices and larger payments

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