crop insurance industry Responds to House introduction of farm bill

April 13, 2018

The American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI), the National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), the Crop Insurance Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB), the Crop Insurance Professionals Association (CIPA), the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA), and the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) responded in a joint statement to the introduction of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, otherwise known as the farm bill, from House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX).

“We applaud the committee’s continued support of crop insurance, and we look forward to working with Chairman Conaway, Ranking Member Peterson and the rest of the Committee to get a farm bill with a strong crop insurance title across the finish line. One of the top takeaways from the committee’s hearings and listening sessions over the last three years is that farmers and ranchers count crop insurance as their number one risk management tool. In the midst of a depressed farm economy, we are pleased to see that Chairman Conaway and the House Agriculture Committee are committed to providing long-term certainty for our producers.”