Today, Congress approved a one-week spending measure that averts a government shutdown, providing lawmakers with extra time to finish negotiations on a long-term spending package. At this point in time, a government shutdown does not look imminent, but remains a possibility. ProAg wants to assure you that we are prepared for any possibilities.
ProAg has not received any confirmation from the USDA RMA about procedures that might be implemented in case of a government shutdown in 2017. ProAg is making preparations in case of the worst-case scenario that the USDA RMA Shutdown Plan used during the 2013 government shutdown is executed.
This possible shutdown would not impact ProAg employees from reporting to work, but could certainly impact ProAg’s day-to-day activities. ProAg will be open to perform all activities possible to assist our customers in whatever means we could during this possible government shutdown.
ProAg is a member of the Tokio Marine HCC group of companies, with a financial strength rating of “A++ (Superior)” from A.M. Best Company, Inc. ProAg will adjust and pay losses in a timely fashion to the best of our ability under these conditions.
As this situation progresses next week, ProAg will provide updated information to all employees and agents with more details of how ProAg, agents and our customers may be affected by this possible shutdown.
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