The Crop Insurance Modernization Act was introduced on January 19, 2018 in the House by Representative Rick Nolan (D-MN), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee. This legislation will move the federal crop insurance program into the 21st century by expanding underserved farmers’ access to risk management tools and creating a stronger link between farm safety net and conservation priorities.
The Crop Insurance Modernization Act of 2018 will improve access to the federal crop insurance program for beginning farmers, farmers with diverse crops and enterprises, specialty crop operations, organic farmers, farmers using non-wholesale markets, and other underserved farmers by:
The Crop Insurance Modernization Act of 2018 will reduce inter-agency disconnects and strengthen the connection between risk management and conservation by:
NSAC thanks Congressman Nolan for championing the Crop Insurance Modernization Act of 2018, and for his leadership in strengthening the farm safety net.