• Celebrating Our 2020 Achievements

    Jan 12, 2021, 13:09 PM
    From expanding our pilot drone program to setting a record for precision-reported acres, 2020 included many newsworthy stories for FMH. Check out some of our top stories from 2020 that showcase our milestones, expanded product offerings, and the many ways we supported our community, agents, and policyholders during a challenging year.
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  • Hoff Recognized by Farmers Union Agency

    Jan 5, 2021, 09:59 AM
    Sara Hoff, FMH P&C Underwriting Coordinator, was recently recognized by Farmers Union Agency as a WOW Warrior.
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  • FMH Now Offering Enhanced Coverage Option

    Dec 31, 2020, 10:16 AM
    FMH is proud to offer the new federal Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) endorsement for the 2021 crop year.
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  • FFA Scholarship Application Reminder

    Dec 31, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Every year, for more than 30 years, FMH has sponsored FFA scholarships for students interested in pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field.
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  • Precision Saves Time in Native Sod Claim

    Dec 17, 2020, 16:47 PM
    “Something that usually would take me 20 hours all together only took me about 5 hours. I was able to do the entire claim without having to meet the farmer in person until it was time for the farmer to sign the claim,” said FMH Adjuster Jerry Krosbakken.
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  • FMH Head-Shaving Event Raises Over $65k for Childhood Cancer Research and Blank Children’s Hospital

    Nov 11, 2020, 11:17 AM
    “Ensuring high-quality patient care for children is our mission at Blank Children’s Hospital and with the help of funds like those raised by Farmers Mutual Hail, this enables us to meet a critical need for children here in Central Iowa and across our state that are fighting cancer,” says Steve Stephenson, MD, president and chief operating officer for Blank Children’s Hospital.
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  • Harvest Update from the Field

    Oct 27, 2020, 13:17 PM
    As summer quickly transitioned into fall this September, harvest began early across parts of the U.S. The October 5 USDA Crop Progress Report noted that around 25 percent of corn, 38 percent of soybeans, and 17 percent cotton have been harvested, and over one-third of grain sorghum has been harvested.
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  • FMH Fights Food Insecurity Through Corporate Giving

    Oct 27, 2020, 11:22 AM
    As an Iowa-based company that protects America’s farmers who feed the world, FMH recognizes the importance of supporting members of its local community to join in the fight against food insecurity. FMH strives to fight hunger through its support of organizations like the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) food pantry, the Food Bank of Iowa, and Meals from the Heartland.
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  • Combo Precision-Traditional Claim Processed in Fraction of the Time

    Oct 22, 2020, 09:49 AM
    Farming isn’t perfect. And while growers strive to capture as much data as possible with precision equipment, things that are out of their control still happen, and they might have partial data at the end of planting or harvest season. So, can FMH still process a precision claim with only a portion of the production data available? The answer is yes! Find out how the process worked for one Colorado family farm.
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  • FMH Invests in Innovative Insurance and Agtech in Startups

    Oct 19, 2020, 15:11 PM
    Startup companies in two different Iowa-based accelerator programs recently completed final presentations for their business programs. FMH is a founding investor in both the Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA) and Iowa Agritech Accelerator (IATA) programs and actively participates in mentoring new startup participants.
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  • USDA Announces New Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board Members

    Oct 14, 2020, 13:46 PM
    Farmers Mutual Hail would like to congratulate our business partners and associates including Ken Selzer, Scott Silveus, and Pat Swanson on their appointment to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors.
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  • The Fight Against Childhood Cancer Goes Virtual: FMH to Host Annual Head-shaving Event Online

    Oct 14, 2020, 10:38 AM
    FMH is asking the Central Iowa area to join them in fighting childhood cancer by tuning into its 15th annual St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Event on Tuesday, October 20 at 4:00 PM.
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  • FMH Service Shines After Derecho

    Oct 3, 2020, 11:48 AM
    In mid-August a derecho windstorm swept through the Midwest causing significant damage to property and commodities in several states. The storm’s hurricane-force wind speeds, ranging from 80 to 120 miles per hour, covered a 700-mile path from eastern Nebraska over central Iowa, to parts of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan.
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  • 125th NAMIC Annual Convention Goes Virtual

    Sep 30, 2020, 16:25 PM
    In 1895, FMH founder W.A. Rutledge brought together his colleagues in the mutual insurance industry and formed the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC). This organization continues to grow and serve as a valuable resource for mutual companies 125 years later. While members were looking forward to celebrating NAMIC’s 125th Annual Convention in person this year, like many other events, the celebration and gathering shifted to a virtual platform.
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  • FMH Exhibits at Virtual Farm Progress Show

    Sep 20, 2020, 14:04 PM
    The Farm Progress Virtual Experience, or FPVX, combined this year’s Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest days into a single, online show. From live-streamed field demonstrations to a variety of online breakout sessions, farmers and ag industry professionals could tune in and access the same information they look for every year – from the comfort of their home or office.
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  • FMH Raises Over $232,000 for Food Bank of Iowa

    Sep 8, 2020, 09:26 AM
    Food Bank of Iowa will receive over $232,000 to feed Iowans, thanks to a fundraiser held by FMH.
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  • Texas Farmer Uses FMH + FieldView for Seamless Reporting

    Aug 26, 2020, 12:38 PM
    Using the FMH + FieldView™ connection, farmer Aaron Martinka connects his FieldView account to his FMH Policyholder Center account to seamlessly export his planting and harvest data to FMH systems with just a few clicks.
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  • FMH Sets New Record in 2020 for Precision-Reported Acres

    Aug 26, 2020, 08:55 AM
    FMH sees another record year of acres reported through Precision Solutions in 2020, with a significant increase over last year’s record.
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  • FMH Donates to Connie Rutledge Legacy Fund

    Aug 21, 2020, 14:48 PM
    OCCO merged with the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance (WOCA) earlier this year and created The Connie Rutledge Legacy Fund (CRLF). This partnership keeps Connie’s vision and legacy alive while strengthening their ability to raise awareness of ovarian and other gynecological cancers, as well as greater financial support throughout Wisconsin.
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  • FMH Reinsurance Exchange Event Goes Digital

    Aug 15, 2020, 09:50 AM
    FMH's Meeting & Events team worked closely with Reinsurance to pivot the three-day, in-person event to a one-day, digital event. Client companies tuned into live presentations, interactive panel discussions, and on-demand sessions on a range of topics.
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