On August 13, PIA National signed on to a
organized by the National Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union that was sent to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, urging that the Farm Bill Conference Committee take swift action to resolve the differences between the House and Senate farm bills, and pass a conference report so it can be enacted into law.
More than 150 organizations, in addition to PIA, representing commodities groups, crop insurers, conservation groups, and farm credit signed on to the letter. Signers the American Association of Crop Insurers, Ducks Unlimited and the Farm Credit Council.
In addition to urging the Farm Bill Conference Committee to move swiftly in passing their report, the letter highlights the importance of crop insurance to farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses.
PIA National will continue to work with the members of the Farm Bill Conference Committee from the House and Senate, stressing the importance of crop insurance and the vital role of independent insurance agents who are critical to the delivery of the federal crop insurance program.