Press Releases Archive

December 1, 2015

Crop Insurance Industry Supports Highway Bill With Crop Insurance Fix

On December 1, The U.S. House of Representatives unveiled text of the Highway Bill (H.R. 22), which is scheduled for debate this week and includes language to restore cuts made to crop insurance during last month’s Budget Agreement. Click here for a joint statement from CIRB NCIS and AACI in support of the bill. 

November 24, 2015

Crop Insurance Coalition Letter Sent to House

On Nov. 24, the House received this crop insurance coalition letter, signed by 51 farm, lending, ag input and crop insurance and reinsurance organizations expressing strong support for the agreement to unwind both the policy and the cut to crop insurance during the omnibus. 

October 29, 2015

Crop Insurance Industry Responds to Senate Budget Announcement
On Oct. 29, the Senate confirmed support for the House agreement to avoid cuts to crop insurance. Click here for a joint statement from CIRB, NCIS, and AACI in support of the agreement. CIRB will continue to work with farmers and ranchers, growers, lenders, input suppliers, processors and others to support Leadership’s commitment to strip the crop insurance provision from the omnibus funding package that will be considered later this year.

October 28, 2015

Crop Insurance Industry Responds to House Budget Agreement
On Oct. 28, the House Agriculture Committee announced that an agreement has been reached to avoid cuts to crop insurance. Click here for a joint statement from CIRB, NCIS, and AACI in support of the agreement.

October 27, 2015

Oppose Cuts to Crop Insurance in Budget
CIRB, NCIS, and AACI issued a joint statement urging Congress to oppose cuts to private sector delivery that were included in the budget deal. Click here for more.

September 1, 2015

CIRB Announces Emerging Leaders for 2015-2016
The Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau has selected seven participants for its 2015-2016 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). The new program looks to increase individual’s knowledge and experience with key crop insurance policy issues. The program incorporates monthly activities that provide hands-on learning experiences with issues important to the industry, development of advocacy and speaking skills, and networking with CIRB leadership, peers and governmental leaders. Click here for more.

April 21, 2015

CIRB Launches Emerging Leaders Program
The Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau today introduced its inaugural Emerging Leaders Program for 2015-2016. The program will accept 10 professionals in the crop insurance industry who seek to increase their knowledge and hands-on experience with key crop insurance policy issues. CIRB Emerging Leaders will participate in networking events, advocacy training, and networking opportunities. Applications and additional details are now available at Applications are due by July 31. Click here for more.

February 9, 2015

Crop Insurance Leaders Chart Course for Future
More than 100 crop insurance leaders gathered for the 2015 Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Annual Meeting, which ended Friday in Bonita Springs, FL. Speakers explored the “Charting the Course” theme and discussed the future of the farm safety net. The program included a policy forecast, an outlook on climate change, and a panel discussion on Big Data’s impact on crop insurance. “It is critical that decision makers understand the important role that crop insurance plays in rural America, and those of you in this room are essential to the delivery of that message,” CIRB Chair Sheri Bane said. “I am proud of how far CIRB has come and firmly believe our organization is well-equipped to chart the course for our industry into the future.” Click here to read more.

February 6, 2015

Rep. Davis Recognized for Leadership:
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) was recognized with the 2015 Chairman’s Award, CIRB’s highest honor. Representing Illinois’ District 14, Congressman Davis serves on the House Agriculture Committee and is a champion for farmers and a strong crop insurance program. Click here to learn more.

February 4, 2015

Letter Opposing Budget Cuts to Crop Insurance
Click here to read a letter signed by farm, lending, ag input and crop insurance and reinsurance organizations expressing strong opposition to the President’s budget proposal to make crippling cuts to crop insurance, a critical risk management tool for America’s farmers and ranchers.

February 11, 2014

Crop Insurance Leaders Look to the Future
Scottsdale, AZ – Last week, just as President Obama signed the new farm bill into law, crop insurance leaders gathered to celebrate the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau’s 50th Anniversary and discuss what the future holds for the farm safety net. “Today, crop insurance is the foundation of farm risk management,” CIRB Chairman Greg Mills said. “But we must remember that future policies that are put in place in Washington will have real consequences on our industry, our customers, and ultimately, the public. That’s why we must ensure that our decision makers understand the important service crop insurance provides.” Click here for more.

January 27, 2014

Crop Insurance Industry Statement on Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 7, President Obama signed the farm bill into law. CIRB thanks all members and allies for your continued work to protect the farm safety net throughout this process “Farmers need the peace of mind provided by a 5-year farm bill and a vibrant crop insurance infrastructure to ensure that this nation’s agriculture sector remains vibrant and productive,” the statement reads. Click here for more.

December 23, 2013

Coalition Provides United Voice for Crop Insurance

WASHINGTON, DC – A group of farmers and ranchers, lenders, input suppliers, and insurance and reinsurance organizations joined together to express resounding support for crop insurance throughout the farm bill process. CIRB showed leadership by coordinating the group. Together, they successfully defended crop insurance’s role as the farm safety net of the future. Click here for the full infographic. Insights-Visual

March 12, 2013

Coalition Defends Role of Safety Net

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of more than 40 commodity groups, lending organizations, and other agricultural stakeholders led by the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau sent a letter today urging Congress to defend a strong farm safety net. Click here to read the letter. Click here for more.