Sep. 1st, 1999


TO:          All Reinsured Companies
             All Risk Management Field Offices
FROM:        Kenneth D. Ackerman    9-1-1999 /s/ John Zirschky

SUBJECT:     Meeting to Discuss the Status of Proposed Legislation

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) will hold a meeting with the crop insurance industry on September 15, 1999, to discuss the status of proposed legislation affecting RMA, its risk management programs, and the delivery partners who provide risk management programs to policyholders. RMA invites you to select one member of your respective organization to represent your interests during this meeting. Due to meeting space limits, we are unable to accommodate more than 1 person.

Unless otherwise notified, the meeting will be held in the RMA conference room, Room 6610, USDA South Building, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Please contact Janet Jacobs at (202) 690-2533 by COB September 10, 1999, to confirm your attendance.


October 1, 1999