News Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s deficit plan – which proposes to cut $8.3 billion over 10 years from federal crop insurance:

“Farmers know we need to balance the budget and are willing to do their part – but they have also made clear that one of the most important benefits they receive from the federal government is crop insurance, a public-private partnership,” said Sen. Jerry Moran. “We should be listening to those who know best and not drastically reducing support for such a vital program – which has already sustained significant cuts over the last five years. Given the devastating effects of the drought in Kansas and weather related disasters across the country, the President should be supporting, not weakening, this important cost-share insurance program.”