peaches http://michiganradio.org en Crop insurance now a top priority for many hard hit Michigan farmers http://michiganradio.org/post/crop-insurance-now-top-priority-many-hard-hit-michigan-farmers <p>Many Michigan farmers are spending this May focusing on their insurance needs.</p><p>The sporadic spring freezes and frosts that followed the unusually mild winter devastated Michigan&rsquo;s apple, cherry and peach crops. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Most farmers have access to some form of crop insurance.&nbsp;&nbsp; But according to the Michigan Farm Bureau, the insurance only covers about 60 to 70 percent of the loss.</p> Sat, 05 May 2012 20:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 7345 at http://michiganradio.org