The National Corn Growers Association joined over 60 groups in sending letters to key decision makers in the Biden administration and Congress opposing cuts to the federal crop insurance program during the upcoming fiscal year 2024 budget and appropriations processes.
“The last several years have brought an onslaught of uncertainty for America’s farmers and ranchers – from weather extremes to the disruptions of international markets to COVID-19 and all of its unique challenges,” the letter explains. “During this tumultuous time, one of the few certainties that farmers could rely on was the protection provided by the federal crop insurance policy purchased with their hard-earned dollars.”
Protecting crop insurance continues to be a top issue for NCGA and our grower members. NCGA President Tom Haag has provided congressional testimony on the importance of the program.
“Our number one priority for the farm bill is to protect crop insurance from harmful budget cuts and reforms,” Haag said.
The Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau, American Association of Crop Insurers and National Crop Insurance Services lead the crop insurance industry and organized the letter. NCGA joined the letter with others representing farmers, lenders, agricultural input providers and conservation groups.