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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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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