Generations of Farmers Mutual Hail

Cindy Zimmerman

As a mutual company, Farmers Mutual Hail is owned by its farmer policyholders, and the company has been run by the same family for 125 years. Seeing a need for mutual insurance against hail, W.A. Rutledge organized The Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Association in 1893, and his great-grandson Ron Rutledge is CEO today, but many other company employees also go …

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FMH Celebrates 125 Years of Protecting Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) is celebrating 125 years as an American-based, family-run insurance provider and one of the oldest crop insurers in the United States. “Farmers Mutual Hail continues to thrive after 125 years because of our mutual heritage that puts the policyholders first, because of the conservative management which has spanned six generations, and because …

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CIRB Rallies to #ProtectCropInsurance

Cindy Zimmerman

#ProtectCropInsurance was the rallying cry for the troops at the recent Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) annual meeting, and this week’s release of the White House budget proposing deep cuts in the program illustrates what the industry is up against to continuing providing farmers with risk management tools. CIRB Executive Vice President Michael Torrey they are helping to educate …

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Precision Ag Meets Customized Crop Insurance

Cindy Zimmerman

PartnerRe Ltd and Farmers Edge™ have joined forces to couple real-time field data with customized insurance products to help farmers around the globe. This exclusive, four-year agreement between Farmers Edge and PartnerRe brings together precision farming technology and agriculture insurance in a landmark deal that will fundamentally advance the $5 trillion global food and agriculture industry. Under the terms of …

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Third Class of CIRB Emerging Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

The third class of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau’s (CIRB) Emerging Leaders Program is the biggest yet, bringing the total number of program alumni and participants now to 17. The program is designed for professionals in the crop insurance industry that seek to increase their knowledge and hands-on experience with key issues with the goal of building the next …

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CIRB is Focused on the Farm Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) was in the neighborhood so he stopped by to say hello at the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) annual meeting in Scottsdale last week and posed for a photos with members, including chairman Ron Rutledge, Farmers Mutual Hail. Rutledge says this year is an important one for the crop insurance industry in Congress with a …

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CIRB Honors Mary Kay Thatcher

Cindy Zimmerman

After over 30 years with American Farm Bureau Federation, the name Mary Kay Thatcher has become well known in the agriculture world. But as of January 31, Thatcher retired from AFBF and is now looking forward to her next challenge doing federal relations for Syngenta. Mary Kay has been a regular speaker at the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) …

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USDA Deputy Censky Visits #CIRB2018

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky visited the 2018 Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau annual meeting this week in Scottsdale, Arizona. “Our crop insurance program here in the United States is the envy of countries around the world,” said Censky. At the same time, he admitted that the 2018 farm bill will be facing budget challenges. “The dollars are …

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Farmers Mutual Hail Turning Data Into Usable Information

Carrie Muehling

Since the acquisition of John Deere Insurance Company in 2014, Farmers Mutual Hail has built upon advancements in technology and resources to ease the processes for acreage reporting, adjusting reporting and claims adjusting for crop insurance. “One example would be saving hours compiling scale tickets and all the various pieces of information that you have to aggregate to actually do …

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