11:10 PM EDT
Andy Barr, R-KY 6th

Mr. BARR. Mr. Chairman, this amendment is very simple. It would not overturn any existing crop insurance requirements, but it would simply give our family farmers, including those in Kentucky, particularly Burley tobacco growers, the time they need to adjust to future changes in crop insurance requirements. It would require that any changes to current crop insurance policies be published and open for public comment at least 60 days before June 30, and at least 60 days before November 30 of the

preceding year. These dates are the self-imposed deadlines the risk management agency sets each year to announce any changes to existing policies for the ensuing crop season.

I encourage my colleagues to support the amendment.