WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19, 2019 The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I") applauds Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Illinois) and Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pennsylvania) for founding the bipartisan Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus.
“The Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP) is an essential insurance safety net which has been protecting America's farmland for nearly 40 years," says Charles Symington, Big “I" senior vice president of external, industry & government affairs. “We are thrilled to see efforts to educate members and staff on the importance of the program."
The press release from Rep. Bustos' office announcing the initiative quotes Big “I" members Greg and Luke Sandrock from the Cornerstone Agency in Tampico, Illinois. Greg also serves as the chair of the Big “I" Crop Task Force.
“I have seen firsthand the importance of the FCIP and the certainty and security it provides for our farmers, ranchers, and their broader communities," says Greg Sandrock, Big “I" Crop Task Force chair. “I want to thank Reps. Bustos and Thompson for all their hard work to bring attention to the vital nature of the program."
The Big “I" looks forward to continuing to engage with Congress to ensure a strong and stable FCIP that will serve communities for years to come.
Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I") is the nation's oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.