Now hear this: Cellphones and farm safety
Smartphones are becoming an indispensable part of farming operations. From special apps that control the GPS in your irrigation system to time trackers and weather alerts, farmers are increasingly leveraging the power of technology.
For farmers who work long hours, smartphones are a valuable link between home and work but with that convenience, comes added danger.Read More →
Farming tips for avoiding manure runoff
Many livestock owners need to spread manure, even during the winter months. But winter snowfall and spring thaws can create challenges for manure management. When manure isn't effectively absorbed into the soil, it can run off into surface water, ditches, and streams.Read More →
What is hemp? It's more than you think.
Throughout history, hemp has been regulated and production decreased. However, in 2018, the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was passed as part of the U.S. Farm Bill. This bill removed the hemp plant, along with seeds and derivatives from the Controlled Substances Act.
Today, hemp production is picking back up in the U.S. It is being produced to be used in a variety of applications and products.Read More →
How to prevent grain bin suffocation
The tragedy repeatedly makes news headlines: People entrapped in grain storage bins with only seconds to react before they are engulfed and suffocated.Read More →
Tractor and farm equipment safety on the road
While country music star Kenny Chesney may think it’s fun to be “chuggin’ along” in his tractor—we don’t think it’s so fun being stuck behind it while on the road. Some people follow the tractor until it gets to its destination, while others step on the gas and take the risk of passing.Read More →
You never know when you might get in an auto accident — or who the other driver will be. According to the Insurance Research Council, one in seven drivers doesn’t carry auto insurance. If your car is hit by one of those drivers, it could mean substantial costs to you.
That’s where uninsured motorists and underinsured motorists coverage come in. They often are built right into your auto policy, although the coverage requirements vary by state.
As safer at home guidelines begin to lift in some U.S. states, it's a welcomed sigh of relief for many. While you may be excited to return to business as usual, it's important to remember that it won't be "business as usual" right away.
Umbrella coverage is aptly named — it gives you added coverage on top of your personal insurance (like homeowners, auto, watercraft, or motorcycle). But how does it relate to you and your current insurance policy? Here's a basic overview to help you understand the coverage.
This year our company celebrates 120 years of serving policyholders. What started in Julius Bubolz’s farmhouse has grown to become a property and casualty insurance company with coverages for businesses, homes, autos, farms, agribusinesses, nonprofits, and special events in 12 states.
The time to prepare for sickness is before germs hit your team. Illnesses can happen anytime, but flu season generally peaks between December and February, although it can stretch from October through May. Consider how you canprevent an outbreak and how you can respond quickly to limit the impact and costs to your business.