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Published August 26, 2011, 06:52 AM

Witnesses: Crop insurance critical to Kansas farms

KINGMAN, Kan. — Sen. Pat Roberts and Kansas farm leaders toured drought-ravaged Kansas on Wednesday, witnessing firsthand the toll this summer's unrelenting triple-digit temperatures have taken on portions of the state: Irrigated corn growing under the center pivot that's fared so poorly it was good only to cut for silage, and dryland corn left to decompose in the field.

By: Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press

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