Livingston County http://wuis.org en Illinois County Relied Heavily On Crop Insurance Last Year http://wuis.org/post/illinois-county-relied-heavily-crop-insurance-last-year <p>Farmers in the Midwest were devastated by a crippling drought in 2012. The federal crop insurance program paid out a record $17.3 billion. And in rural America, that money is still paying dividends. To understand the impact, Harvest Public Media reporter Bill Wheelhouse took a tour of Livingston County, Illinois. Farmers here received by far the biggest insurance payout in the nation.</p><p>On this sweltering day in mid-August, surrounded by healthy 8-foot tall corn stalks, Doug Wilson peels back the husks to see how his corn is looking. The verdict?</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:17:05 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 8223 at http://wuis.org Illinois County Relied Heavily On Crop Insurance Last Year