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Roberts, Stabenow Applaud Action to Restore Cuts to Crop Insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today applauded action in the transportation conference report that would restore $3 billion in cuts to crop insurance.

"I appreciate the dedication to America’s farmers shown by our leadership today in ensuring crop insurance remains the number one tool in our producers’ risk management tool box," Chairman Pat Roberts said. "I thank Leader McConnell, Senator Cornyn, Senator Thune, Senator Inhofe, House leadership and Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway. I have worked my entire career to build crop insurance as a public-private partnership that best protects producers and taxpayers. My goal was to nip crop insurance cuts in the bud before cuts took effect to harm farmers, and I’m proud to say we’re one big step closer."

“I am pleased that the House and Senate were able to find a solution that reverse the cuts to agriculture,” Ranking Member Stabenow said. “Crop insurance is a critical tool used by our farmers and ranchers. The Farm Bill already made significant reforms and our farmers and ranchers need the certainty that these programs offer. That’s why Senator Roberts and I have been committed to finding a bipartisan solution that keeps the Farm Bill intact and reverses these cuts.”