NEWS
Extreme Insurance
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:40 AM CDT

HOPE, Ind. (DTN) -- On afternoons when it was 102 degrees and too hot to work this summer, Indiana corn and soybean farmer Seth Baute pulled out his iPad, logged into his account at Climate Corporation, and watched his potential insurance claims climb nearly as fast as the mercury.

The 26-year-old could have been wiped out by a 60% corn yield loss and severe hit on the soybean acres he farms with his father, John. Instead, the pair think the combination of their Climate Corporation policies -- on top of a conventional 85% Revenue Protection insurance -- will push their ...

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