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Table 1 Summary of Risk Management Agency (RMA) crop loss data by state due to weather-related hazards from 1989 to 2015

From: Vulnerability of specialty crops to short-term climatic variability and adaptation strategies in the Midwestern USA

State Top 3 claimed weather hazards Top 3 claimed specialty crops Cumulative indemnity cost
(2015 US dollars)a
Iowa Excess moisture, drought, heat Popcorn, sweet corn, potatoes $8,160,600
Illinois Excess moisture, drought, heat Popcorn, green peas, sweet corn $19,268,406
Indiana Excess moisture, drought, heat Popcorn, mint, tomatoes $35,125,464
Michigan Freeze, frost, excess moisture Apples, grapes, peaches $160,264,695
Minnesota Excess moisture, heat, drought Green peas, sweet corn, potatoes $173,367,509
Missouri Excess moisture, drought, hail Popcorn, apples, potatoes $16,462,863
Ohio Excess moisture, drought, freeze Popcorn, tomatoes, apples $18,286,110
Wisconsin Excess moisture, drought, heat Green peas, sweet corn, cranberries $62,920,725
  1. aCumulative indemnity costs are summed across all claimed specialty crops and weather-related hazards from 1989 to 2015 on a per state basis