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Iowa’s farmers are worried about their pay because of the drought. 

Most farmers are expecting the next crop report to show a major loss in the state’s corn crop. 

As farmers begin to file insurance claims, the UDA has announced that it will automatically audit any claims over $200,000. 

Even though many farmers are itching to cut down their corn to use as livestock feed, experts are warning them to wait. 

Steve Johnson, an ISU Farm Management Specialist says, “Don’t start chopping corn stalks until that adjuster’s been there and you’ve received official notice that that field has been released, that it can be harvested for other purposes other than grain.  So work with your crop insurance agent and wait for that crop insurance adjuster.”