|Just one of those things ...|
So what is it with farmers? They've had a drought this summer and the testimony of the cameras is there for all to see. But what about insurance? Like forward contracts and other financial products, insurance was pretty much invented for farmers. I am no stranger to weather insurance and weather-related derivatives (energy industry, me: we use 'em all the time) and they really aren't difficult to arrange. All this whingeing about how farmers have already used up the winter fodder and now need to buy in more - that's what insurance is for, all day long.
Hard-hearted? No, just hard-headed, as far as I am concerned. So - can someone tell us what's wrong with this robust retort to our country cousins?