PIA Opposes Proposed Budget Cuts to Crop Insurance

Today, President Trump released his FY 2020 budget proposal. In it, he proposes a 15% cut to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Within that decrease in funding are steep cuts to the federal crop insurance program. The budget proposes to cut crop insurance by nearly $26 billion over the next 10 years. There are three …

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Member Spotlight: Rep. Patrick McHenry, Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee

Patrick McHenry was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004 to represent the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina. He represents all or parts of eight counties in western North Carolina, from the suburbs of Charlotte to Asheville. Rep. McHenry received a B.A. in history from Belmont Abbey College and served in …

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PIA National Advocates Against Cuts to Crop Insurance

This week, PIA National signed onto letters sent to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the House and Senate Budget Committees, urging them to protect crop insurance during budget negotiations. The letter, which has over 50 signatories representing insurance and agriculture organizations, discusses how the 2018 Farm Bill emphasizes the importance of crop insurance as a …

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Member Spotlight: Representative Collin Peterson of Minnesota

Collin Peterson (D) represents the 7th Congressional District of Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives. His district is the largest in the state and is largely rural. First elected in 1990, Rep. Peterson has been a consistent voice on agriculture issues in Congress. He served on the House Agriculture Committee as Chairman from 2007-2011 …

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