Crop Insurance Industry to Testify Before House Committee on Agriculture, Press Availability for Bob Parkerson

July 19, 2010

OVERLAND PARK, KAN…The crop insurance industry announced today that Bob Parkerson, president of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) has been invited to testify before the House Committee on Agriculture Thursday about the state of the crop insurance industry, including implications of the recently signed Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA) and 2008 Farm Bill.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to these deliberations,” said Parkerson. “The crop insurance program is the largest part of the Federal farm safety net, and we are grateful for the chance to lend our perspective on how we can continue to protect farmers through our public-private partnership, particularly as discussions begin on the next farm bill.”

Mr. Parkerson and Dr. Keith Collins, a consultant with the industry, will also be available to speak with the press via conference call at 2pm Thursday.

Who: Bob Parkerson, President of National Crop Insurance Services.
What: Mr. Parkerson has been invited to testify before the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
When: 9:30 AM
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Where: 1300 Longworth House Office Building.
Washington, D.C.
Details: Live audio and video will be available at the start of the hearing, and can be accessed at  If in need of special accommodations, please call (202) 225-2171 at least four business days in advance of the event.

NOTE: Mr. Parkerson and Dr. Keith Collins will be available to discuss his testimony at 2 PM.

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