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PIA Signs Crop Insurance Industry Letters to Congress

The bill that will reauthorize Federal Crop Insurance continues to move through Congress
July 10, 2012

The bill that will reauthorize Federal Crop Insurance continues to move through Congress. While the Senate has complete the first phase of their work, the U.S. House of Representatives is moving on their bill, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM). PIA has signed two letters to the House noting their work on the bill. The first letter was signed by crop agent organizations and addresses a number of key provisions, including agent compensation. The second letter commends House leaders for their progress and is signed by agents, companies, and other crop insurance related groups. One of the priorities of the House bill will be to keep traditional farm subsidies that the Senate wants to eliminate, while implementing big cuts in the food stamp program. There are just a few weeks of available floor debate time in the House before leaders will have to consider an extension of the current program. Doing so would open up the possibility of the bill being passed during the lame duck session following the election.

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