CIRB Joins Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance

Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2021) – The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) today announced an expanded Steering Committee including the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB). Other Steering Committee members include: American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Seed Trade Association, American Sugar Alliance, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Ducks Unlimited, Environmental Defense Fund, Farm Credit Council, FMI – The Food Industry Association, National Alliance of Forest Owners, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Cotton Council, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, National Milk Producers Federation, The Nature Conservancy, Produce Marketing Association, and USA Rice Federation. A full list of FACA’s 43 members can be found at

The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance consists of organizations representing farmers, ranchers, forest owners, agribusinesses, manufacturers, the food and innovation section, state government, sportsmen, and environmental advocates. These groups have broken through historical barriers to develop and promote shared climate policy priorities across agriculture, food, and forestry value chains.

“CIRB is proud to work with the others in FACA to ensure that crop insurance is a part of climate solutions for the future, while also ensuring that these solutions maintain the underlying integrity of the program and the principle of actuarial soundness,” noted Michael Torrey, Executive Vice President of CIRB.

The work of FACA will uphold three key principles:

  • Agricultural and forestry climate policies must be built upon voluntary, incentive-based programs and market-driven opportunities;
  • They must promote resilience and adaptation in rural communities; and
  • They must be science-based.


About CIRB:

Founded in 1964 and headquartered on Capitol Hill, the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) is proud to provide unparalleled advocacy, support, and membership services to the crop insurance and reinsurance community. Today, CIRB members provide a vital component of the farm safety net, writing policies in every state and providing billions of dollars in crop protection.  Learn more about us at  To learn more about CIRB’s work, or to get involved, please contact CIRB staff.