Producer Success Stories Archives
GOING THE EXTRA MILE
Dec 16, 1999 - Minnesota-based Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) needed extra help to service its crop insurance policy holders after three hurricanes swept through North Carolina, Florida, and Virginia. After word went out, Lance King of Lubbock, Texas, didn't take long to make up his mind to volunteer. "They needed help, and I was ready to go," said King.
King spent long days providing claims adjusting services for a variety of crops along the East Coast, once topping 15 in a day. At home, he travels Texas working mostly with cotton, grain sorghum, feed corn, peanuts, and nursery crops. In North Carolina, he evaluated mainly flooded cotton and damaged corn fields, though most of the corn along the coast had been scorched by drought before the hurricane rains and wind came.