October 28, 2015
For Immediate Release

In response to the budget agreement announced today by the House Agriculture Committee to avoid cuts to crop insurance, the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB), National Crop Insurance Service (NCIS), and American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) released the following statement:

"First, the crop insurance industry joins with farmers and ranchers, lenders, input suppliers and processors in thanking House Agriculture Committee leaders and many other champions who stood up for crop insurance after this devastating proposal was unveiled less than 48 hours ago.

"We hope Senate Leadership finds a path forward soon to ensure these cuts are not realized. Today's action shows that crop insurance is truly the centerpiece of agricultural risk management and rural America is willing to fight to maintain the crop insurance program. Crop insurers remain committed to providing superior service to our customers - America's farmers - who desperately need risk management tools to deal with today's extreme weather and falling crop prices."