About Us

Founded in 1964 and headquartered on Capitol Hill, CIRB offers unparalleled advocacy, support and membership services to the crop insurance and reinsurance community. CIRB provides a unified, proactive voice on behalf of its members to the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, stakeholders, and media.

CIRB members provide a vital component of the farm safety net, writing policies in every state and providing valuable risk management tools to the nation’s farmers and ranchers. Membership includes approved insurance providers (AIPs), reinsurance companies and brokerage groups. The organization is driven by a member-elected Board of Directors and Executive Committee and led by a well-connected and experienced staff.

CIRB’s Executive Committee led the development of a strategic plan that guides the organization’s work. The plan is built on four “pillars”: The Capital Voice, D.C. Information Source, Membership Services, and Collaboration. CIRB is dedicated to continuous improvement to meet the changing needs of its members.

“CIRB uniquely brings together AIPs, reinsurance companies, and brokerage groups to serve as a leader for the industry with both agricultural stakeholders and on Capitol Hill.”

Ron Rutledge, Chairman of CIRB 2017-2019.