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Elimination of Crop PRPs Must Survive Full Appropriations Committee This Week

On May 3, the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee approved an $18.4 billion discretionary spending bill with language that would forbid the sale of discounted crop...
May 17, 2006

On May 3, the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee approved an $18.4 billion discretionary spending bill with language that would forbid the sale of discounted crop insurance for the second straight year. The package includes a provision that would stop the sale of insurance utilizing the Premium Reduction Program (PRP) from July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008. The spending bill now goes before the Appropriations Committee and then to the full House for approval, which could happen as soon as this week.

What It Means to Agents:  This gives time for the proponents of the PRPs to amend, lobby and arm-twist House members in an attempt to resurrect PRPs.  PIA affiliates in a number of crop states are sending out "calls for action" to agents in districts containing House Appropriations Committee Members, urging Members to pass the measure without the inclusion of PRP funding - as it is now.

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