Letters and Testimonies


Title Committee Presenter Date
House Ways and Means Committee 05/09/24
Senate Agriculture Committee Gus Barker 05/04/23

Ag News

Last week of recess for farm bill district meetings

April 02, 2024

With members of Congress back home in their districts through this week, ICBA continues urging community bankers to continue the grassroots push for a new farm bill with in-person meetings.

District Meetings: ICBA encourages community bankers to utilize town hall meetings, local events, and other opportunities to meet with members of Congress on the pending farm bill.

Key Issues: ICBA is asking Congress to:

  • Support higher loan limits on USDA guaranteed farm loans.

  • Enact ICBA-advocated legislation promoting quicker turnaround time on loan approvals.

  • Oppose proposals to expand Farm Credit System lending authority and exempt the FCS from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 1071 rule.

Talking Points: Talking points and additional tips on connecting with congressional offices are available via ICBA’s Be Heard grassroots action center.

ICBA Guide: ICBA’s “Meetings on Main Street” guide offers additional resources to help community bankers connect with their lawmakers in person.