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The heavy snowfall that hit eastern states in February, or “Snowmageddon” as some called it, served as a reminder to many farmers that it’s a good policy to review farm insurance coverages on a regular basis.
With more than 16 million people now using all-terrain vehicles for work and fun, ATVs are kicking up more dirt than ever. Whether riding ATVs for work or play, adult or child, the powerful machines can quickly create dangerous situations.
Nationwide explains how to apply ergonomics to farm work, to reduce stress on the body and increase safety.
At Nationwide, we offer several discounts – but not everyone understands how to find these savings. Contact your agent for a no-cost On Your Side Review to learn which discounts you may be eligible for. Here are a few of the savings opportunities your insurance policy review may uncover:
Farm tractors are a primary tool for most farms. But studies show tractors are also involved in a high proportion of farm injuries and fatalities. Most accidents can be prevented by following basic tractor safety guidelines.
Driving defensively is important for all drivers but is especially critical for farm machinery operators.
Before exposing your farm to the public, consider the need for increased protection.
U.S. drivers say they are seeing first-hand the danger of driving while distracted. A new public opinion poll by Harris Interactive for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company shows nearly four out of 10 drivers say they have been hit or nearly hit by a driver who is distracted by their cell phone.
Because farming and ranching are as much a lifestyle as an occupation, the entire family – including children and seniors – are often exposed to the many hazards associated with an agricultural workplace.
Ohio Farm Bureau leaders share ideas with Nationwide at national policyholder conference.
Farming is a complex, high-risk business. And farmers should expect their insurance agent to provide a high quality farm policy, exceptional service and, most of all, an in-depth understanding of the risks and challenges of farming.
Accidents can happen to the safest drivers. And when they do, safe drivers’ auto insurance rates can rise by as much as 30 percent. Plus, accidents and violations could affect your insurance rates for up to three years.
Carbon monoxide (CO) can be a serious problem for you, your family members and your pets. Overexposure to this invisible, odorless and poisonous gas can cause sickness and, in some cases, even death.
Nationwide agents recognized ?for Farm Bureau membership sales
Two Northeast state Farm Bureaus become sponsors of Nationwide
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Simple safety steps can prevent millions of dollars in frozen pipe damage.
Over the summer, Nationwide’s new Commercial Farm and Agribusiness School made its debut to help claims associates develop technical expertise, as well as better establish relationships and the business confidence to drive improved outcomes for farm and agribusiness members.
Nationwide Insurance CEO Steve Rasmussen told delegates at Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting that the company cherishes the long-standing relationship with its founder.
As farming changed radically in recent decades, Nationwide Agribusiness has kept pace through innovation and by truly listening to its customers’ needs.
Highland County Farm Bureau Vice President Nathan Brown shares his thoughts on Farm Bureau membership.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Jim Zehringer said he is looking at working with lawmakers to find a new name for his agency that will give Ohioans a better understanding of its work.
Ohio Farm Bureau member and AgriPOWER Class III graduate Brenda Hastings discusses her experience in AgriPOWER and encourages others to apply.
Muskingum County Farm Bureau has always held a summer picnic for its members, but this year there are plans to change it up. To add more value to the picnic, the organization will be providing opportunity for conversations about the farm and agriculture.
State officials from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky announced a water quality trading pilot project Aug. 9 in which farmers can sell their credits for pollution reduction to other industrial facilities, aiming to reduce water pollution in the Ohio River.
The patent on Round-Up Ready soybeans, a widely-used biotech seed that allows farmers to grow herbicide-resistant plants, is set to expire in 2014.
John Mossbarger of Washington Court House has been elected to the board of trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). He will represent Farm Bureau members from Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties in the governance of the state’s largest farm organization.
John Mossbarger of Washington Court House has been elected to the OFBF board of trustees. He will represent Farm Bureau members from Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties.
Bobby D. Moser, vice president for Agricultural Administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University announced this month that he will step down as dean once his replacement is found.
David Moroschan of Seneca County recently received Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Excellence in Crop Advising Award.
Revised state rules extend the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to regulate vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 10,001 to 26,000 pounds that are operating on a not-for-hire basis within the state.
After being elected in their counties to finalize Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) policies, 343 family-farmers served as delegates to the group’s annual meeting.
A growing list of oil and gas issues briefings have been scheduled throughout Ohio. The briefings are sponsored by County Farm Bureau Public Policy Action Teams and other civic organizations, and are held to answer questions and concerns about a variety of issues oil and gas issues.
More changes could be in store for Ohio’s deer hunting regulations. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife recently modified its 2014-2015 hunting regulation proposals after considering public input and reviewing data.
Lance Hoffman was admiring a Union County farmer’s new concrete heavy use pad this spring when he shook his head in disbelief. He had just learned that federal conservation funding had paid most of the cost of the pad.
For the first time, the U.S. EPA will ensure that all milk and milk products will be formally exempted from the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule.
The Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC), which was initially authorized in the 2002 Farm Bill, provides monthly payments to producers when market prices drop below the program’s defined trigger price.
Miami County Farm Bureau is working with several organizations to expand its annual fight against local hunger.
Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Field Services, Brian Peach gives an update on the recently launched 2013 membership campaign.
While Ohio Farm Bureau has achieved tremendous success in securing funding for the organization’s priority items thus far in the House and Senate versions of state budget, it must still make it past the conference committee and Gov. John Kasich’s desk.
Ohio Farm Bureau members have a number of benefits available to them ranging from money savings to property protection. Here are a few of the benefits that members took advantage of (as of November) in 2009.
Farm Bureau members with agritourism enterprises have provided insight into policies they need to help their farms thrive. Farm Bureau’s public policy staff have identified a number of ways Ohio can promote more of these businesses. Among these are issues related to reducing burdensome regulations and minimizing liability when the farm is opened to the public.
At the Feb. 11 launch meeting for the Membership Model Task Force, OFBF President Steve Hirsch laid out the work at hand.
March was a busy month for the 42-member Membership Model Study Group as it met in Columbus for three full days of discussion plus held additional small group online and phone conversations.
Ohio Farm Bureau members continue to pull in valuable discounts and promotions through the first year of a new partnership between two organizations with strong rural Ohio roots.
Volunteers working membership have a new option to sign up new members that is as easy as pulling a phone out of your pocket. No more carrying around forms that can be a hassle and hard to decipher later on. Ohio Farm Bureau’s volunteers.growwithfb.org website, designed to be mobile ready, allows the membership to be paid on the spot with a credit card.