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FMH Celebrates 125 Years of Protecting Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

FMH CEO Ron Rutledge and COO Shannon Rutledge

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 of the continuous commitment of our employees who are proud to be a part of the FMH family,” said President and CEO Ron Rutledge. “Crop insurance is – and has always been – our main business. As others were leaving the industry, we invested in it by purchasing John Deere Insurance Company, further proving our commitment to protecting farmers. We are proud to call ourselves ‘America’s Crop Insurance Company.’”

Since forming in 1893, FMH has remained committed to providing America’s farmers with comprehensive risk management solutions, including private and federal crop insurance, reinsurance products and services, as well as farm and ranch insurance, serving a national writing area of 41 states. The 2015 acquisition of John Deere Insurance Company also allowed FMH to enter the precision ag space by offering Precision Crop Insurance Solutions, which provide farmers the ability to use precision data for crop insurance claims adjustments and required reporting.

Learn more about FMH from Ron and his nephew Shannon, FMH COO, in this interview:
Interview with Ron and Shannon Rutledge, Farmers Mutual Hail

Anniversary Photo Album

Audio, Crop Insurance