Risk Management Discussion Shines Spotlight on Crop Insurance

Red ripe strawberries on a vine

“I can honestly say I would not be sitting here if it was not for crop insurance,” wheat grower Nicole Berg recently told an audience in Washington, DC. Last year, Berg turned to crop insurance when she was only able to harvest a third of her farm due to drought and arid conditions. Crop insurance […]

President’s Budget Recognizes Crop Insurance is Key to Farm Safety Net

Maryland farm during Spring near sunset

The President this week released his proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget that fully funds the federal crop insurance program in recognition of the indispensable role that crop insurance plays in the farm safety net. The release of the FY 2023 Budget follows a letter sent to OMB and the Secretary of Agriculture by 55 […]

What Farmers Are Telling Congress About Crop Insurance

Aerial view of agricultural fields in California. USA.

Yesterday, the House Agriculture Committee invited various commodity groups to testify before the committee on Title I programs in the Farm Bill. This hearing kicked off the committee’s examination of the Farm Bill programs that help provide stability to America’s farmers, ranchers, and rural communities as they do the hard work of feeding, fueling, and […]

Lawmakers Pledge to Maintain, Expand Crop Insurance in Next Farm Bill

tractor with planter in the field in early spring

The public-private partnership of crop insurance should be maintained and expanded in the 2023 Farm Bill, according to members of Congress who spoke at the industry’s annual conference in California on Monday. “The crop insurance industry plays an essential role in supporting agriculture in my home state and throughout farm country,” said Senator Tina Smith […]

Crop Insurance Earns Bipartisan Praise at Congressional Hearing

The U.S. Capitol

Crop insurance is the cornerstone of the farm safety net and an invaluable risk management tool for America’s farmers. This message was underscored during a recent House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing called by Subcommittee Chairwoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) “I hear through pretty much every ag meeting I have how important the Federal crop insurance program is […]

Members of Congress Share Support for Crop Insurance

Soybean field at sunrise.

Congress recently heard loud and clear from America’s farmers that they must do no harm to crop insurance as they consider programs to support rural America. Farmers representing a diverse range of commodities testified last week before a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing called by Subcommittee Chairwoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) to share their experience with the […]

Agricultural Coalition Sends Letters Urging Federal Leaders to Protect Crop Insurance

With a new Administration taking control in Washington, D.C., and many new members joining Congress, it’s more important than ever to remind elected leaders the crucial role crop insurance plays in protecting farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. That’s why a group of 58 farming, banking, and conservation organizations sent letters last week to House and […]

Crop Insurance Receives Bipartisan Praise

Autumn is here and most of America’s farmers are in the full swing of harvest. As farmers are working long hours in the field, legislators on Capitol Hill are tackling a different kind of challenge: implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill. The 2018 Farm Bill was passed last December and included key provisions to strengthen […]

House Crop Insurance Caucus Shares Importance of Farm Safety Net

Congressional staff filled a hearing room on Capitol Hill last week for the official launch of the bipartisan House Crop Insurance Caucus, hosted by co-chairs Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.). The House Crop Insurance Caucus will work to share with lawmakers the benefits of crop insurance and demonstrate how this program helps […]

Congressional Testimony Touts Benefits of Crop Insurance

Farmers across the country know first-hand the critical role the federal crop insurance program plays in protecting our nation’s supply of food and fiber. It’s an important risk management tool that supports both America’s farming communities and the rural economies that rely on them. Michael Davenport, COO of Rain and Hail and Chairman of the […]