June 19, 2018
To: IBANYS Member Banks
From: John Witkowski, IBANYS President & CEO
ICBA, IBANYS Urge Opposition to Harmful Crop Insurance Amendments
ICBA is urging community bankers to sign a petition opposing harmful crop insurance amendments that are expected to be offered when the full Senate considers its version of the farm bill next week. The deadline to add names to the petition is close of business tomorrow, June 20.
Consistent with ICBA's farm bill infographic and "Focus on Farm Policy" white paper (see below), the letter urges senators to oppose all harmful amendments to crop insurance, including those that would reduce or limit participation, make insurance more expensive for farmers, or harm private-sector delivery.
The Senate Agriculture Committee voted 20-1 to pass the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (S. 3042) last week.
LINK TO PETITION -- click on link, or cut and paste in browser (Deadline to sign this petition is close of business Wednesday, June 20):
LINK TO INFOGRAPHIC -- click on link, or cut and paste in browser:
LINK TO WHITE PAPER -- click on link, or cut and paste in browser:
Thank you for your support!
Questions or comments? Contact:
Stephen W. Rice
Director of Government Relations & Communications
Independent Bankers Association of New York State