Farm bill conversations: crop insurance

The Center for Rural Affairs farm bill team has been working hard to make sure you have up-to-date and important farm bill information. Over the past few weeks we have sent out information regarding our farm bill priorities. This week, we’re talking about crop insurance reform and how you can get involved by contacting your representatives.

Here are two things we’d like to see change with crop insurance through the 2018 farm bill:

  1. Stop allowing taxpayer dollars to go without limit to the largest farmers; and
  2. Manage risk through conservation.

Want to learn more about crop insurance reform?      

Check out our crop insurance fact sheet here. It covers the basics - why it is important to reform crop insurance policy in the 2018 farm bill and how you can get involved.

Now is the time to have your voice heard! Call your representatives.

A brief call to your representative is all it takes! If you aren’t sure who your representatives are, call the Congressional Switchboard at 202.224.3121.

Think your call isn’t important?

Even if you can’t talk to your representative personally, a staff member will be taking notes and ensuring your message is delivered. Now is the time to take action - the farm bill is in the early stages, but it is ramping up fast!

If you’ve never called your representative before, no worries - here’s how to do it:

“Hello, my name is _________, and I live in___________[town where you live, so they know you are a member of their district]. I’m calling to let Representative/Senator _________ know I support [crop insurance reform: capping crop insurance premium subsidies, managing risk through conservation, etc.]. Thank you for your time!”

We’d like your input in the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill.

You can get involved here or you can contact me at 402.687.2100 x 1012 or coraf@cfra.org.