NFU Applauds Inclusion of Crop Insurance Fix in Highway Bill

The following statement was made by National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson in response to the inclusion of language in the Highway Bill Conference Report that will save crop insurance from devastating cuts contained in the recent budget agreement:

“Family farmers and lawmakers understand the value of crop insurance, and today’s actions to save crop insurance from devastating changes will enable this valuable risk management tool to continue to serve as the centerpiece of the farm risk management system. The restoration of full funding of this valuable risk management tool will ensure that crop insurance will remain viable and that family farmers will continue to produce a stable food, feed, fiber and fuel supply.

“We are grateful to House leaders for their efforts to make crop insurance whole and to avoid such cuts to other agriculture programs.”