PIA Releases Legislative Priorities for Advocacy Day

  PIA National has released its 2020 Legislative Priorities in the lead up to PIA Advocacy Day (formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit). PIA members will use the priorities in their meetings with their elected representatives during Advocacy Day. Our full PIA legislative priorities with background on each issue can be found here. Below …

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PIA Cautions Against Crop Insurance Cuts in Budget Request

PIA National, along with a coalition of allies, sent a letter today cautioning against cuts to crop insurance as the Administration begins putting together its fiscal year 2021 budget request. As a reminder, the FY20 budget proposal contained approximately $26 billion in proposed cuts, the bulk of which came straight from premium reductions. As with previous …

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PIA Advocacy Day: Join us at PIA’s Congressional Fly-In

Each year, PIA agents from around the country travel to Washington, D.C. to attend PIA National’s annual congressional fly-in, formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit (FLS), now known as PIA Advocacy Day. The name change reflects the unique, action-oriented nature of PIA National’s member fly-in, as compared to other association conferences, which are often …

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Crop Insurance Caucus Launched in House

On July 19th, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) announced the launch of the bipartisan Crop Insurance Caucus. The purpose of the Caucus is to educate Members of Congress and their staff on the importance of the federal crop insurance program as an integral part of our farm safety net. The …

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Member Spotlight: Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA)

Cindy Axne represents the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa. Her district is comprised of the southwest corner of Iowa, including Des Moines and Council Bluffs. Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Axne worked for the Tribune Company in Chicago and for the state government of Iowa. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the …

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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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