PIA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing Crop Insurance Cuts
In December 2015, a massive grassroots campaign by PIA helped lead Congress to overwhelmingly reverse a planned $3 billion cut to crop insurance. However, once again, President Obama is trying to cut crop insurance—this time by $18 billion over 10 years in his most recent budget proposal.
In response to the President’s 2016 budget proposal,PIA signed on to a coalition letter encouraging members of the House and Senate Budget Committees to protect crop insurance. This letter supports the 2014 Farm Bill, which places greater emphasis on risk management than previous farm bills had, and asks the Budget Committee to not reopen it before its 2018 expiration.