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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.
At Nationwide, we offer several discounts Ė 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:
Nationwide explains how to apply ergonomics to farm work, to reduce stress on the body and increase safety.
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.
The heavy snowfall that hit eastern states in February, or ďSnowmageddonĒ as some called it, served as a reminder to many farmers that itís a good policy to review farm insurance coverages on a regular basis.
Nationwide understands farmers and ranchers are looking for more than an insurance agent. You want a trusted adviser.
The worst time to find out you donít have the right coverage is when you have a claim.
In todayís 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 donít have the right coverage is when you have a claim.
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.
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.
The fact that agriculture has the second highest fatality rate among youth workers keeps Farm Safety 4 Just Kids (FS4JK) founder Marilyn Adams up at night.
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 farmís legacy.
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.
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.
That ďBĒ average may have served you well in school. But when it comes to choosing your insurer, itís better to go for an A+.
Brent Porteus will also serve on the Nationwide Board Sponsor Committee, which oversees the companyís relationship with eight Farm Bureaus and two major agricultural cooperatives in the United States.
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.
The farmer was driving a tractor with a cultivator that extended about five feet across the center line of a rural, two-lane bridge. The biker was driving in the opposite lane and didnít see the cultivator. The biker rode directly into its path Ė killing him instantly.
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.
The Nationwide Agribusiness AgriChoice farm policy can include coverage for Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.
There are lots of ways to attract visitors and extra income to farms in the autumn. However, itís also important for farmers to understand the increased liability that comes with inviting the public onto their premises.
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.
Metal theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country.
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.