Most grain farmers, including Willin, have federal crop insurance. But most farmers will have a tough time getting compensation because even those plans won't pay them unless they are able to demonstrate crop losses of 30 percent or more.

Vegetable farmers are in an even more precarious state because most of them don't carry any insurance, experts said. Certain crops, including watermelons, peppers and cucumbers, are not typically covered by crop insurance.

Experts estimate at least 200 acres of cucumbers used for pickling will be lost this year because the ground will be too wet and muddy to harvest the crop. About 9,000 acres in Maryland and Delaware are used for growing cucumbers each year, producing a crop worth between $4 million and $6 million.

"Even if it's one person who qualifies, then it's a good thing," said Robin Talley, district director for the Farm Service Agency in Delaware.

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