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PIA National Crop Insurance Group Members Attend Crop Conference

PIA National Crop Insurance Working Group members Steve Becher and Larry McGillis attended the Spring Crop Conference sponsored by American Association of Crop Insurers in Washington, D.C...
June 4, 2014

PIA National Crop Insurance Working Group members Steve Becher and Larry McGillis attended the Spring Crop Conference sponsored by American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) in Washington, D.C. The three-day event specifically addressed crop insurance issues with presentations by USDA/Risk Management Agency (RMA) Director Brandon Willis, USDA Undersecretary Michael Scuse, Rep. Kevin Cramer, (R-N.D.) as well as commodity and conservation groups.

Becher and McGillis made personal visits to Rep. Cramer, along with North Dakota Sens. John Hoeven (R) and Heidi Heitkamp (D), as well as key staff members of the Senate and House Ag Committees. Issues discussed included Farm Bill implementation, prevent plant, late plant dates, program loss ratios and re-rating adjustments. “These meetings are vital in building relationships with the people in Washington, D.C., that will determine the future of our industry,” said Becher.