The current farm bill, which is set to expire in 2012, is something that is always at the top of the priority list of issues for Ohio Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau.
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A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule would require farms to have a spill prevention plan in place later this year.
A district court judge has upheld most of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) new rules for dairy labels.
A new COSI on Wheels program has been launched following the successful run of “Agriculture Adventures,” an OFBF-sponsored program that has reached an estimated 482,333 participants over nine years.
Twenty Ohioans interested in becoming future leaders and advocates for Ohio agriculture gathered in Columbus to meet for the first time after being selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in its 2012-2013 AgriPOWER Institute.
Did you know that cows are fed 100 pounds of feed a day? Or that dairy farmers use recycled water to wash barns and irrigate fields? Or that nearly all farms in Ohio are family operations?
More than 55 property and liability enhancements have been added to the base policy at no additional cost.
Networking and staying involved in the farming community are key for young people in the agriculture industry. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) program for 18 to 35-year-olds, provides many opportunities for young people in agriculture to further develop themselves.
County Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have opportunity to recognize neighbors' outstanding rural communications efforts.
Ohio Farm Bureau members, community leaders and members of the Ohio Livestock Coalition have the opportunity to recognize efforts neighbors have made in rural Ohio to positively develop and enhance relationships and communications with the annual Neighbor of the Year Award.
Farmers who offer agritourism activities need to discuss their specific types of businesses with their insurance agent.
Policyholders with storm damage should call the Nationwide and Allied claims hotline at 1-800- 421-3535 or contact their local agent.
Nationwide Insurance was started to help farmers and it wants to continue to be in the marketplace to do just that, according to CEO Steve Rasmussen.
Members may qualify for up to a 10 percent discount on Nationwide insurance for cars and home, as well as for savings on other coverages.
Your banker. Your accountant. Your attorney. Three people you trust with a significant amount of detail about you and your operation. The more information you provide them, the better they understand you and your needs, and the better they can partner with you to help you and your farm operation thrive.
All family-owned businesses are important to our economy, but few are as critical to the future strength and stability of our nation as family-owned farms.
Nationwide Agribusiness officially rolled out drone coverage in March 2014.
Tractor rollover accidents are among the most frequent causes of farm fatalities. Rollovers also result in serious injuries that leave farmers disabled and many farm families in dire straits.
As more Americans are forced to make tough choices to balance the monthly checkbook, it’s becoming more important than ever to have auto insurance coverage that is personalized to your needs. Nationwide, with its On Your Side Review and new On Your Side Rewards, can help you get the best value possible.
Have you developed a transition plan for when you retire or when it’s time to pass the farm on? When family members enter into the equation, planning can become more complicated.
Nationwide has a new program called benefits that can help you offer your employees a competitive benefits package that supplements their regular health insurance program.
EZ Ag Mobile creates a self-service environment for Nationwide’s farm and ranch customers to see farm policies, pay premiums and see payment status, connect with agents and start a claim.
AgriChoice a new breed of equine insurance
Minimize your risk and protect your personal property with these tips.
Results of a recent survey commissioned by Nationwide Insurance and conducted by Harris Interactive show that just 40 percent of consumers have read their current insurance policy in its entirety, while just 7 percent described their insurance policy as simple.
Metal theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country.
Taking precautions to prevent employee injuries and proactively promoting an environment of safety every day are some of the best investments a business can make.
There are lots of ways to attract visitors and extra income to farms in the autumn. However, it’s also important for farmers to understand the increased liability that comes with inviting the public onto their premises.
The Nationwide Agribusiness AgriChoice farm policy can include coverage for Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.
All Terrain Vehicles are frequently used on the farm or ranch to haul supplies or get to the field, but ATVs often serve another purpose: recreation. Unfortunately, children are frequently victims of accidents on ATVs.
High crop yields combined with below-normal temperatures and a wet harvest in 2014 have farmers and other grain handlers working with less-than-ideal corn and soybeans. Experts are projecting the deadliest year for grain engulfments since 2010, when 59 entrapments were recorded.
Brent Porteus will also serve on the Nationwide Board Sponsor Committee, which oversees the company’s relationship with eight Farm Bureaus and two major agricultural cooperatives in the United States.
That “B” average may have served you well in school. But when it comes to choosing your insurer, it’s better to go for an A+.
When it comes to transition planning, farmers face some unique challenges and need to take proactive steps to help ensure that their legacy is protected.
Farm umbrella insurance is designed to protect you when accidents happen and your existing liability insurance is not enough to cover all of the loss sustained by another party.
Keeping up with the day-to-day operation of your farm can sometimes make it difficult to step back and think about a bigger picture: your farm’s legacy.
While the economic crisis may still linger, there is good news: Consumers are spending less and reducing their debt. Smart moves, especially now. This recession has demonstrated the value of a healthy household balance sheet.
In addition to strong representation and a credible voice on farm policy issues, Ohio Farm Bureau gives members a way to join together with others throughout the ag industry.
The worst time to find out you don’t have the right coverage is when you have a claim.
In today’s volatile marketplace, many insurance companies that provide farm coverage for families like yours are making changes to their policies. The worst time to find out you don’t have the right coverage is when you have a claim.
Nationwide understands farmers and ranchers are looking for more than an insurance agent. You want a trusted adviser.
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.