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CROP INSURANCE IN ACTION
Klodette and Rich Stroh,
Powell, Wyoming

Klodette Stroh isn't your typical Wyoming farm girl.
Klodette is an Assyrian, born in Teheran,
Iran, who came to the U.S. to attend college
with the goal of becoming a physician and
instead wound up falling in love with Wyoming farmer, Rick Stroh.
The couple began farming together in
1989, first purchasing some equipment and
leasing land, all while hoping to one day own
a farm of their own. After years of hard work,
the couple finally achieved a hard-fought
dream and purchased their own farmland.
Today, the couple, and their two sons Rick
and Paul, farm nearly 1,800 acres of malt
barley, wheat, varieties of dry edible beans,
corn and hay, near Powell, Wyoming.They
also tend to more than 50 head of cattle.
While things on their farm and in their

lives have changed, one thing has always
stayed the same: The Strohs have always purchased crop insurance."We buy crop insurance mainly to safeguard from bad weather,"
said Klodette Stroh."Last year we had four
major hail storms in a row," said Stroh.
Stroh noted that although crop insurance is a yearly expense that isn't easy on the
pocketbook, they seldom have had a claim.
Until 2013, that is.
"Last year was one of the worst year we
have ever faced," she noted."After four backto-back hail storms, the leaves of the dry
edible bean plants were shattered, as were
the sugar beets," she said."It was a real catastrophe throughout this part of the state
and farmers were hurting."
Thankfully, most of Wyoming's cropland
farmers purchase crop insurance, which last
year protected roughly 90 percent of planted cropland in the U.S. "We made our first
claim on our crop insurance policy last year
and I hope we never make another claim,"
she said. "But if we need to rely on our crop
insurance again, it's nice to know that the
policy will be there to help us get back on
our feet," she said.
Stroh said that in addition to offering
farmers some peace of mind, purchasing

Thankfully, most of Wyoming's cropland farmers
purchase crop insurance,
which last year protected
roughly 90 percent of planted cropland in the U.S.
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“Leg Godt,” or as the Danes would say, “Play Well” (Legos and Crop Insurance)
2014 Year in Review
Florida Hosts Industry Leaders
Four Presented with Industry Awards
Dean Benson Receives Outstanding Service Award
Jeff Meyer Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
NCIS Hosts Committee Leaders
Crop Insurance in Action Kiodette and Rich Stroh, Powell, Wyoming
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