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PIA Signs Letter to House Leaders Opposing Cuts in Crop Insurance

PIA has joined with a host of other groups in signing a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opposing proposed cuts to crop insurance contained in a Sense of the House resolution...
October 17, 2013

PIA has joined with a host of other groups in signing a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opposing proposed cuts to crop insurance contained in a Sense of the House resolution. This latest resolution comes after attempts to cut crop insurance protection during floor consideration of the 2013 Farm Bill were defeated.

“Crop insurance’s success is reflected in the fact that while agriculture is only beginning to emerge from one of the worst droughts in our nation’s history, there have been no calls for taxpayer-financed ad hoc crop loss disaster assistance in 2013,” the letter states. “The 2013 Farm Bill includes provisions to strengthen, improve and expand crop insurance. Crop insurance is the farm policy of the future. We respectfully urge you to oppose resolutions such as this that undermine strong crop insurance protection.”