Lawmakers Stress Importance of Crop Insurance as Farm Bill Moves Forward

As the Farm Bill moves from passage to a conference committee between the House and Senate chambers to reconcile differences, lawmakers have been vocal in their support of crop insurance to our nation’s farmers.

Here is just a small sampling of press statements by several U.S. Senators and Congressmen since the vote:

“I’m proud to advocate for Hoosier farmers through efforts to protect crop insurance, to make sure they have access to credit, and to do all I can to help farmers navigate significant challenges – from depressed commodity prices to chaotic trade markets and unforeseen weather events.” – Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)

“Agriculture and farming are vital to the fabric of our nation, and are an enduring legacy of the great state of Texas. Resources like crop insurance provide farmers with an economic safety net for their efforts to feed and supply their fellow Americans, in good times and bad, and ensure food security for our nation.”  – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

“We worked to ensure that the Senate Farm Bill provides strong crop insurance, improves the countercyclical safety net and provides producers with greater access to capital because good farm policy benefits every American, every day with the highest quality, lowest cost food supply in the world.” – Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)

“I’m proud of the bipartisan policies the Senate advanced … which protect crop insurance, improve critical trade promotion programs, and expand broadband deployment capabilities in rural America.” – Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)

“The bipartisan Senate Farm Bill is a strong bill for North Dakota, and I fought to include many of the priorities I’ve been hearing from North Dakota farmers and ranchers like protecting and strengthening crop insurance.” – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)

“What our farmers do is crucial to our economy and feeding the world. I’m proud to support their hard work in Congress by fighting to pass another Farm Bill that protects crop insurance and other policies critical to agriculture.” –  Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

“I spent my life around agriculture policy…It is imperative that we have a strong Farm Bill that provides a credible federal crop insurance program.” – Rep. James Comer (R-UT)

America’s crop insurers appreciate the support of these lawmakers and the many others who stood up for farmers during the Farm Bill debate.