October 29, 2015
For Immediate Release

In response to the Senate budget agreement announced today 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:

"The crop insurance industry is pleased that Congress upheld its promises to America's farmers. We join with stakeholders across the agricultural community in thanking the House and Senate Agriculture Committees for fighting for the crop insurance program. We also thank House and Senate Leadership for their recognition of crop insurance's role as the centerpiece of farm risk management. We appreciate all who stood up for the public-private partnership that ensures timely service for farmers after times of disaster.

We will continue to work with farmers and ranchers, growers, lenders, input suppliers, processors and others to support Leadership's commitment to strip the crop insurance provision from the omnibus funding package that will be considered later this year. The quick action taken to protect crop insurance since the proposal was unveiled late Monday night shows that rural America is willing to fight to maintain the critical support that crop insurance provides."