D.C. Policy Conference and Fly-In

April 20-21, 2021 CIRB Spring Fly-In

CIRB is proud to host the first virtual CIRB Fly-In April 20-21, 2021. CIRB members can register for the fly-in here.

Registration will close on March 26 at 5 PM ET. A week before the fly-in, we will send you a list of the available fly-in meetings. At that time, you will choose which meetings you would like to attend. The fly-in meetings are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, April 21

11:00 AM ET – DC Update and Fly-In Preparation (mandatory)

12:00 PM ET – 5:00 PM ET: Virtual CIRB Capitol Hill Visits

Thursday, April 22

11:00 AM ET – 5:00 PM ET: Virtual CIRB Capitol Hill Visits

PLEASE NOTE: CIRB Spring Fly-In and Policy Cancelled.

Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, CIRB has decided to cancel the Spring Fly-In and Policy Conference. If you had already booked your room, please make sure to call the Phoenix Park Hotel to cancel (877-237-2082). CIRB will post the dates for its 2021 Spring Fly-In shortly and we encourage you to attend.

Recap: October 30-31, 2019 CIRB Fall Fall Fly-In

CIRB E.C., Emerging Leaders, and members and staff met with more than 35 Congressional offices to discuss the importance of protecting, preserving and improving crop insurance. After the Fall Executive Committee meeting, groups received an issues update and then met with a variety of offices including crop insurance champions Senator Ernst (R-IA), House Agriculture Committee Chairman Peterson (D-MN) and Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX), who chairs the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. The Fly-In concluded with a discussion with Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Roberts (R-KS). Thank you to all who attended the event. Click here to view photos from the Fly-In. If you attended the Fly-In, please add your own photos to the album.

Recap: April 2-4, 2019 CIRB Fly-In and Policy Conference

29 CIRB members and staff hit “the Hill” for their spring Fly-In, meeting with 38 congressional offices to advocate for crop insurance, including with Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN). At the Policy Conference, attendees heard from Mary Kay Thatcher (Syngenta), The Honorable Jim Gerlach (BIPAC), Todd Van Hoose (Farm Credit Council) and CIRB’s own Tara Smith. The group also hosted Members of Congress, staffers, and Crop Insurance Coalition Partners at the Crop Insurance on Capitol Hill Reception. The reception included a graduation ceremony for the 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Program.

Click here to see the conference agenda.

Click here to see presentations from the Policy Conference.

Recap: CIRB’s 2018 Spring Fly-in and Policy Conference

The 2018 Fly-In & Policy Conference was held on April 9-11 in Washington, D.C. The fly-in featured a morning policy conference that included a range of speakers. They finished with hill meetings and a Congressional reception. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Click here for the final agenda.