Recent News

The latest news from Farmers Mutual Hail including the upcoming events, notices and important insurance and reinsurance updates

FMH to Deliver Supplemental Disaster Prevented Planting Payments

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) today announced it will be delivering prevented planting supplemental disaster payments to its policyholders as a part of the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019.

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Precision Solutions: Winter Wheat & Precision

Data from precision farming equipment can be used for Automated Crop Reporting to make the production and acreage reporting process for winter wheat easier and faster.

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CIRB ANNOUNCES 5TH CLASS OF EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM

The Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau's Fifth ELP Class Represents the Future of the Industry.

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Precision Solutions: How is Harvest Data Used for Precision Solutions?

Data collected during harvest can be used for three purposes: production reporting, a claim settlement in the event of a loss, and APH reviews.

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FMH Rolls Out Agency Support Tool Nationwide

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH), in collaboration with FindBob, announces the nationwide rollout of its latest agency support tool, FMH Bridge. This tool has been successful and well-received by FMH agents in a recent pilot program.

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USDA Using Flexibility to Assist Farmers, Ranchers in Flooded Areas

USDA will defer the accrual of interest on spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums.

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FMH SPONSORS 10TH-ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF EVENT FOR OVARIAN CANCER COMMUNITY OUTREACH ORGANIZATION

FMH has donated over $92,000 since the organization’s inception in 2009.

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FMH + FIELDVIEW CONNECTIVITY SHINES WITH ACREAGE REPORTING

Committed to providing a new reporting method in time for acreage reporting, the FMH and Climate teams knew ...

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FMH AT THE INFOAG CONFERENCE

On July 23-25, members of the FMH precision team exhibited at the InfoAg Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Precision Solutions: Qualifying Crops

Did you know farmers can use precision equipment on any row crop? If they insure the crop through FMH, they can use Precision Crop Insurance Solutions to make the reporting and claims processes faster and easier!

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USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops for Twelve States

Producers in States Impacted by Floods and Heavy Moisture Must Report by July 22

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2019 CIPA SPRING MEETING

Over 100 members of the Crop Insurance Professionals Association (CIPA) met in Kansas City in May to hear the latest crop insurance industry updates and align on current issues.

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Precision Solutions: Precision Data from Any Monitor or FMS

With FMH Precision Solutions, farmers benefit from multiple direct connections and are able to submit precision data for ACR from any kind of monitor or Farm Management Software (FMS).

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FARMERS MUTUAL HAIL DONATES OVER $31K TO JDRF

This year, FMH employees went above and beyond and donated over $11,000 through various fundraising events.

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Iowa Agent Grows Business With Precision Solutions

FMH agent Betsy Harms uses Precision Solutions and her knowledge of precision technology to offer next-level service for her customers.

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2019 PLANTING SEASON AFFECTED BY WET CONDITIONS, COOLER TEMPS

This spring, floods throughout the Midwest as well as widespread rain events across much of the Midwest, the Delta region, and the Great Lakes region, have largely affected planting conditions causing delays in the field for farmers.

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NEW USDA CENSUS RESULTS

Check out a few of the results from the census, which is performed every five years. Agents are encouraged to look up the results of the census on the USDA’s website.

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Precision Solutions: Automated Crop Reporting

Automated Crop Reporting (ACR) is the farmer’s process of electronically submitting precision data to the agent to use for acreage or production reporting.

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FMH AND GIA AT 2019 GLOBAL INSURANCE SYMPOSIUM

The three-day event, held annually in Des Moines, Iowa, gathered together state insurance commissioners, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and regulatory representatives from various states, national offices, and international organizations.

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EMERGING LEADERS GRADUATE AT 2019 CIRB SPRING FLY-IN EVENT

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is designed to help professionals in the crop insurance industry increase their knowledge and hands-on experience with key issues

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Precision Solutions: Precision Replant Claims

If a farmer is using precision ag technology while planting, the data collected can easily be used to verify a replant claim.

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USDA Update on Farm Bill Implementation Progress

Farm Bill implementation progress on Commodity Programs, Conservation, Trade, Nutrition Programs, Credit, Rural Development, Research and Related Matters, Forestry, Energy, Horticulture, Crop Insurance, and other areas.

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INDIANA FARMER REAPS BENEFITS FROM PRECISION SOLUTIONS

Over time, using precision data for crop insurance with Precision Crop Insurance Solutions allows growers like Stoy to keep more accurate records, streamline the reporting process, improve their APH, and expedite the claims process.

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OVER $100K RAISED FOR 2019 FMH ST. BALDRICK’S FUNDRAISING EVENT

This year, 51 participants from FMH, IMT, and Mercer shaved their heads or styled their hair in crazy ways and colors at this event to raise a total of over $108,000.

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CIRB Emerging Leaders Program is Growing

Listen to FMH Assistant Vice President of Compliance Ryan Kramer discuss his experience with the CIRB Emerging Leaders Program.

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FMH Collaborates with FindBob to Offer New Service for Agency Partners

"Looking for opportunities to grow or develop a transition plan for a book of business can be challenging for agents, and this tool is meant to ease that process as well as facilitate easier business transitions for customers,” said FMH President and CEO Ron Rutledge.

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Precision Solutions: Farm Management Software

Farmers organize their precision farming data in their Farm Management Software (FMS) in their office. When do they use their FMS and what do they use it for?

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Precision Solutions: Prepping for Planting

Many farmers prepare for planting by purchasing seed, inspecting their machinery, and talking to their crop insurance agent. Farmers who use precision equipment have a few more steps to ensure they're ready to plant.

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2019 NCIS ANNUAL CONVENTION

Several FMH employees attended this year’s conference along with other industry professionals including those from agencies, AIPs, and reinsurance brokers.

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2019 CIRB ANNUAL MEETING

In mid-February, FMH leadership, CIRB Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) members, and 135 crop insurance industry professionals gathered in San Diego, California for the 55th Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau’s (CIRB) Annual Meeting.

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Kansas Agent Sees Double the Benefits from Precision Solutions

As an agent and farmer, Nathan Kohls sees the value of FMH Precision Crop Insurance Solutions™ from beginning to end.

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IOWA INSURANCE DAY ON THE HILL

FMH was one of multiple companies represented at Insurance Day on the Hill at the Iowa State Capitol on February 12.

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FMH HOSTS THE IOWA INSURANCE INSTITUTE BREAKFAST

FMH hosted the Iowa Insurance Institutes’s (III) Annual Breakfast with the Commissioner at the FMH home office in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Larry Ewart Honored with NCIS Industry Leadership Award

Larry Ewart, former Senior Vice President of Claims at FMH, has been recognized for his role serving the crop insurance industry through outstanding leadership.

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Multi-County Enterprise Unit: A New Unit for Insuring Single Crops

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Precision Solutions: Production Reporting & New Year Prep

This time of year, agents may still be reporting 2018 production, while also focusing on 2019 crop insurance plans.

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New Farm Bill Protects and Expands Crop Insurance

The 2018 Farm Bill was passed with bipartisan support and signed into law on December 20, 2018.

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FMH Names Ron Kuethe New Chief Risk Officer

As CRO, Kuethe is responsible for FMH’s risk management operations including managing data requirements needed to adequately evaluate the profitability of products, identifying potential new growth areas, and managing the risks associated with those endeavors.

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Larry Ewart Retires After 40 Years of Service

Larry Ewart, Senior Vice President and National Claims Manager, will be retiring at the end of 2018.

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Agency Benefits From Precision Solutions

Marc Shepard with Shepard Insurance in Belton, Texas began offering FMH Precision Solutions this year and is already experiencing the value it brings to his agency and to his customers.

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United Way Campaign a Success

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FFA Scholarship Application Reminder

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New Farm Bill with Strong Crop Insurance Becomes Law

"It’s been a difficult year for farmers and ranchers from coast to coast, but rural America is ending 2018 on a high note with this farm bill."

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Precision Solutions: Identifying Precision Candidates

Determining which producers are ready to incorporate Precision Solutions into the crop insurance process.

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2019 Crop Hail Rates Now Available

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Crop Insurers Comment on Farm Bill Conference Report

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Precision Solutions: Simplify APH Reviews with Precision

Precision Solutions help producers report production within the RMA's new APH Review Guidelines for 2018.

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Crop Insurance and Grain Marketing

Help Farmers Leverage Crop Insurance to Provide a Safety Net for Grain Marketing

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CIRB Emerging Leaders Visit Washington, D.C.

Three FMH employees visited Washington, D.C. in November as part of the Emerging Leaders Program, organized by the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB).

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Farmers Mutual Hail Partners with The Climate Corporation

The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer, today announced a platform agreement with Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH), enabling farmers to connect their field data to FMH for seamless delivery of crop insurance reporting

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FMH NATIONAL AGENT SUMMIT A SUCCESS

This October, Farmers Mutual Hail held their first National Agent Summit. The event took place in downtown Des Moines, Iowa and brought together nearly 200 agents and FMH employees to discuss ways to innovate and elevate their businesses to success.

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FMH Offers New Cyber Risk Protection for Farmers

“Cyberattacks can happen to anyone. We want to make sure that the families and small businesses that rely on FMH to protect their homes and farms can have peace of mind knowing they can recover after a cyberattack as well,” said Pat Faga, FMH CMO and Executive Vice President of P&C.

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NEW SURVEY RESULTS: FMH WORLD CLASS CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTINUES

Farmers Mutual Hail has been known for its outstanding claim service for generations. FMH adjusters receive training above and beyond the RMA requirements and are dedicated to the company’s core value of service.

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FMH Names Patrick Faga New Chief Marketing Officer

As CMO, Faga will oversee the FMH sales, marketing, and training teams in addition to maintaining his duties as Executive Vice President of the P&C Division.

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Precision Solutions: Benefits of Precision Claims

What are the differences between a traditional claim and a Precision Claim?

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ANNUAL NAMIC MEETING

Board members, company leadership, and reinsurance representatives from FMH attended the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) 123rd Annual Convention held in San Antonio, Texas this past September.

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DEBBIE LADEHOFF EARNS FARM MUTUAL DIRECTOR CERTIFICATION

Debbie Ladehoff, FMH Vice President – Human Resources and Assistant Secretary on the FMH Board of Directors, received her Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) at the NAMIC Annual Meeting this past September.

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Precision Reduces Claim Time From Days to Hours

A claim that would have traditionally taken adjuster Brian Fick over a week to adjust was completed in just three hours thanks to FMH Precision Solutions.

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Precision Solutions: Acreage Reporting for Winter Wheat

Reporting for winter wheat can be easier and faster with Automated Crop Reporting (ACR).

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Farm Progress Show

FMH joined over 600 exhibitors at the 63rd Annual Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa this past August.

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2018 FMH REINSURANCE MANAGERS MEETING

FMH has brought together managers, board members, and key staff from all FMH direct reinsured mutual insurance companies for over 20 years to learn about important industry and management topics.

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2018 PRECISION REPORTING SUCCESS

Since bringing Automated Crop Reporting (ACR) to FMH in 2015, the number of acres reported via this method has more than doubled in just four years.

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ADJUSTERS READY FOR PRECISION CLAIMS

As precision technologies continue to advance, FMH is quickly meeting demand by creating new processes, and has trained over 200 adjusters to process Precision Claims.

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CROP INSURANCE MAINTAINS SUPPORT IN 2018 FARM BILL

Now in conference committee, the 2018 Farm Bill shows strong signs of support from Congress.

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FMH SPONSORS 9TH-ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF EVENT FOR OVARIAN CANCER COMMUNITY OUTREACH ORGANIZATION

On July 27, supporters of the OCCO teed off at the 9th annual "Tee Up for Cancer" charity golf event in De Pere, Wisconsin.

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FMH EMPLOYEES RECEIVE NATIONAL IASA AWARDS

FMH congratulates Scott McEntee and Taylor Hellman on their awards for industry contributions at the National Insurance Accounting & Systems Association in June.

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Farmers Mutual Hail Named A Winner of the Iowa 2018 Top Workplaces Award

FMH has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. FMH is ranked number 12 out of 50 Iowa mid-sized businesses.

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Three FMH Employees to Participate in CIRB's 2018-2019 Emerging Leaders Program

Participants in CIRB's Emerging Leaders Program acquire valuable insights and skills preparing them for crop insurance advocacy and collaboration in Washington.

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Precision Solutions: Use Precision Harvest Data for More

Data collected during harvest can be used for three purposes: production reporting, a claim settlement in the event of a loss, and APH reviews.

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Precision Solutions: Self-Calibrating Combines

Self-calibrating combines entered the market last year. How does that affect the calibration records required by RMA for Precision Claims?

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ACR Benefits Agency Processes

The accuracy of precision data combined with electronic processing can also benefit your agency.

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CIRB and Coalition Activate to Protect Crop Insurance in the Senate Farm Bill

As the Senate considered its version of the farm bill on the floor last week, several attempts were made to add amendments that would be harmful to the crop insurance program...

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Look Out for Phishing Emails

Email has become one of the primary attack methods used by cyber attackers, called phishing. How can you protect yourself and your agency?

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Agency Benefits from Precision Solutions

Precision Solutions adds an innovative-technology value to a Nebraska family agency.

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Cy Kotaska Earns PIAND Company Person of the Year Award

Congratulations to FMH DIstrict Sales Manager Cy Kotaska for earning this esteemed award!

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Agriculture Remains a Great Return on Investment

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FMH Funds 20 FFA Scholarships

Farmers Mutual Hail is proud to announce its sponsorship of 20 Future Farmers of America (FFA) Scholarships and recipients.

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Precision Solutions: Automated Crop Reporting Benefits

ACR fits seamlessly into the farmer's processes, saving them time and paperwork while providing the most accurate data for reporting.

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CIRB’s Emerging Leaders Graduate at 2018 Spring Fly-In Event

Diplomas were awarded to seven participants graduating from the CIRB Emerging Leaders Program, including two participants from FMH.

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2018 CIPA Spring Meeting

CIPA members, including FMH employees, met in Kansas City in April to discuss current opportunities and challenges faced by the crop insurance industry.

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Celebrating Values

Though technology has drastically changed our processes, and our products have evolved to meet the needs of modern farming, the one thing that has remained the same for 125 years are the people that work every day to make FMH the best it can be.

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2018 GIA Cohort Presents at Global Insurance Symposium

FMH proudly serves as one of the original investors and company mentors in the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA).

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Precision Catches Mistake in New York Replant Claim

The accuracy of using precision data for a replant claim saved a Seneca Falls, NY insured from overpaying his insurance premium.

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Precision Claim Saves Time in Western Iowa

Precision Solutions reduces the claim process from hours to minutes.

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2018 National Adjuster Schools

FMH hosted two National Adjuster Schools in February and March in West Des Moines, Iowa for FMH crop adjusters from across the country.

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Giving to St. Baldrick’s

St. Baldrick’s is an organization dedicated to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

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Generations of Farmers Mutual Hail

As a mutual company, Farmers Mutual Hail is owned by its farmer policyholders, and the company has been run by the same family for 125 years.

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Precision Solutions: Prepping for Planting

Precision ag farmers need to take some additional steps to ensure their precision equipment and Farm Management Software are ready for planting.

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FMH Celebrates 125 Years of Protecting Farmers

This March, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) will be celebrating 125 years as an American-based, family-run insurance provider.

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FMH Hosts Check Presentation to Blank Children’s Hospital

FMH employees warmly welcomed Kathleen Ruddy, CEO of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and Alyssa McKinney, Director of Development at Des Moines’ Blank Children’s Hospital, to the home office on Wednesday, February 21, for a ceremonial check presentation.

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CIRB 2018 Annual Meeting

Several FMH leadership members joined more than 135 crop insurance industry professionals at the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau’s (CIRB) 2018 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona in early February.

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Third Class of CIRB Emerging Leaders

The third class of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau's (CIRB) Emerging Leaders Program is the biggest yet, bringing the total number of program alumni and participants now to 17.

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NCIS 2018 Annual Convention

The National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) 2018 Annual Convention was held in Scottsdale, Arizona in early February, with multiple FMH employees in attendance.

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FMH Turning Data Into Usable Information

Since the acquisition of John Deere Insurance Company in 2014, Farmers Mutual Hail has built upon advancements in technology and resources to ease the processes for acreage reporting, adjusting reporting and claims adjusting for crop insurance.

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FMH Supports Tech Accelerators

As the Global Insurance Accelerator's 2018 cohort begins their work here in central IA, FMH looks forward to mentoring and engaging these innovators who share our enthusiasm for advancing the insurance and agriculture industries.

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Precision Solutions: APH Reviews Simplified

If a farmer is using Precision Crop Insurance Solutions for either reporting or claims, they are already gathering accurate information that can be used for an APH review.

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Celebrating Community

Farmers Mutual Hail was founded on the very premise of people helping their neighbors. We are proud to continue that legacy of working together to give back to our community and others in need.

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Precision Solutions: Precision and Production

To simplify their production reporting process, farmers can use Automated Crop Reporting (ACR) to quickly and electronically send their data to their agent.

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Precision Solutions: Roles During Harvest

Members of the FMH Precision team share what is happening in their respective areas during harvest to support our farmers and agents.

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New Survey Results: FMH World Class Customer Service Continues

Farmers Mutual Hail's overall claims experience improves from RY2015, and remains in "World Class Service" category.

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James Brost to Join FMH Board of Directors

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) is proud to announce that James A. Brost, retiring Senior Vice President with Holborn Corporation, will join the FMH Board of Directors on January 1, 2018.

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Precision Solutions: Traditional Claim vs. Precision Claim

Learn how a Precision Claim can be faster, more accurate, and more efficient than a traditional claim.

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Two FMH Employees to Participate in CIRB?s Third Emerging Leaders Program Class

CIRB's Emerging Leaders Program increases participants' knowledge of key policy issues and prepares them with the skills they need to be effective advocates for crop insurance.

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Precision Solutions: Planting the Seed - August 2017

Learn more about how farmers use precision technology during harvest, and how the data they collect can be used for production reporting or for a crop insurance claim.

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Precision Solutions: Planting the Seed - July 2017

When a farmer plants or harvests the following crops, their precision equipment can capture the appropriate data that can be used for Precision Crop Insurance Solutions.

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Crop Insurance Good for Farmers, Taxpayers, and Rural America

Washington, D.C.- Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing titled "Commodities, Credit, and Crop Insurance: Perspectives on Risk Management Tools and Trends for the 2018 Farm Bill."

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Precision Solutions Saves Time in Missouri Replant Claim

?I received a call from Adjuster Kent Fischer in Missouri. The farmer had just finished planting 2,000 acres of corn, and Kent knew he was planning to report his acres using ACR after planting,? said Branden Plummer, Precision Technology Specialist. ?He contacted me to see if we could use that planting data he already collected for this claim.?

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FMH Enters 125th Year Protecting Farmers

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) has entered its 125th year as an American-based, family-run insurance provider.

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Important Crop Insurance Dates

The FMH Important Dates tool provides the key crop insurance dates for all states carrying Farmers Mutual Hail policies. Use the tool to look up the important dates right down to a crop and plan type level.

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2016 Harvest Prices Announced

The 2016 CY CCIP and ARPI harvest prices have been announced...

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FMH Claim Survey Results Reflect World Class Service

Farmers Mutual Hail has been known for its outstanding claim service for generations. Over the last year, FMH has begun the full implementation of a claims experience survey to prove it.

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Precision Farming and Crop Insurance

FMH Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Don Preusser, discusses the benefits and latest trends in precision farming and crop insurance in a recent article featured by Agribank.

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Claims Experience Significantly Improved with FMH Precision Claims

Producers can further utilize their precision equipment and experience an easier claims process by using FMH Precision Claims, a solution offered only by Farmers Mutual Hail. Precision Claims use the precision data that is already being collected within a producer?s Farm Management Software (FMS) for claims settlement.

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Farmers Mutual Hail Invests in Local Ag Tech Accelerator

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) announced today its investment in the new, local Ag Tech Accelerator to support the growth of new technology for producers and the ag industry.

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Harvest Safety Reminders

FMH wants to ensure that farmers have a safe and successful season with our Harvest Safety Reminders...

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FMH Sponsors 7th Annual OCCO Charity Golf Event

On July 30, supporters of the Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach Organization teed off at the 7th annual ?Tee Up for Ovarian Cancer? charity golf event, hosted at Thornberry Creek Golf Course in Oneida, Wisconsin.

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2016 Crops Better Than Last Year

According to the mid-July USDA report, 76 percent of the U.S. corn is in good to excellent condition. At this time last year, only 69 percent of the corn was rated good to excellent...

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NCIS Poll Results: Majority of Americans Support Federal Crop Insurance

A survey commissioned by National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) shows that Americans overwhelmingly support farmers, farm policy, and the current crop insurance program.

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FMH 2015 Corporate Giving

Farmers Mutual Hail has a long history of generously giving back to its community through fundraisers, volunteering, and monetary donations. In 2015, FMH contributed more than $250,000 in total to more than 50 different organizations.

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FMH Donates over $20K to JDRF

Farmers Mutual Hail has been a long-time supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), but 2016 may have been the best fundraising year yet for the company.

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2016 CIPA Spring Meeting

Crop Insurance Professionals Association (CIPA) members met in Kansas City in early May to discuss current challenges the crop insurance industry faces...

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Aaron Rutledge Completes CIRB Emerging Leaders Program

Aaron Rutledge, Assistant Vice President and Compliance Manager, deepened his industry involvement and advocacy knowledge by participating in the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) Emerging Leaders Program...

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2016 CCIP and ARPI Projected Prices Announced

The 2016 CY projected prices and volatility factors have been approved for certain plans of insurance. These apply to policies with a March 15 sales closing date unless otherwise indicated. Read more to learn the details.

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FMH Leadership Attend CIRB Annual Meeting

FMH leadership attended the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) 52nd Annual Meeting from February 10-12 in Indian Wells, California...

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Crop Insurance Voice Heard Against Washington Budget Deal

When cuts to America?s crop insurance were slipped into the budget deal just days before Congress was scheduled to vote on it, the nation?s farming communities and industries rose up and voiced their opposition in one loud, unified voice ? and caught the ear of Washington.

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Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Utilizes John Deere API

Larry Casey, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance, spoke with Chuck Zimmerman, AgWired, while at Develop with Deere about integrating precision data with the crop insurance industry to provide a better experience for growers.

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Continued Action Needed to Oppose Crop Insurance Cuts

Budget cuts affecting America?s crop insurance private sector delivery were included in the budget deal passed by Congress on October 28, but there is still a chance these cuts can be removed from the omnibus package that will be considered in December.

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Crop Insurance Voice Heard in Budget Deal Opposition

Last week, budget cuts affecting America?s crop insurance private sector delivery were included in the budget deal going to the Congress floor on October 29. Between the time late Monday night when the cuts were added to the budget deal, to the time of the vote on Wednesday afternoon, the nation?s farming and crop insurance communities rose up and voiced their opposition loudly and consistently to their congressmen, catching the attention of the media.

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Farmers Mutual Hail Wins 6th Annual Battle of the Brands

After six weeks of campaigning for votes and passing contender after brand contender, Farmers Mutual Hail won Lessing-Flynn?s 6th Annual Battle of the Brands.

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Technology, Sustainability, and Insurance Essential to Agriculture?s Future

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) ? Farmers and ranchers are tasked with producing more food and fiber than ever to meet the world?s growing appetite, and they have to do it while preserving scarce natural resources and dealing with extreme weather and volatile markets.

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FMH Silent Auction Raises $4K for Food Bank of Iowa

In its September 11 report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s (USDA) crop production forecasts did not waiver much from the optimistic August report.

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USDA Harvest Forecasts: Just Short of Last Year

In its September 11 report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s (USDA) crop production forecasts did not waiver much from the optimistic August report.

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FMH Pink Pencil Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The iconic pink FMH pencil is 100 years old (at least).

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FMH Sponsors 6th Annual Charity Golf Event for Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach

On July 31, supporters of the Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach Organization teed off at the 6th annual ?Tee Up for Ovarian Cancer? charity golf event, hosted at Thornberry Creek Golf Course in Oneida, Wisconsin.

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Federal Crop Insurance Payments Down 26 Percent in 2014

A recent report from RMA calculated that the 2014 federal crop insurance payments have totaled $8.8 billion. This amount is 26 percent lower than the 2013 total payment amount of $12 billion...

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USDA Expands Crop Insurance Options, Provides Relief to Farmers Affected by Severe Weather

RMA announced the expansion of crop insurance options for farmers who elect the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) or the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion.

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FMH Funds 17 FFA Scholarships

Farmers Mutual Hail is proud to announce its sponsorship of 17 Future Farmers of America (FFA) Scholarships...

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Spring Conditions Put Planting Ahead of Schedule

This year?s planting season is ahead of schedule according to the most recent USDA Crop Progress report.

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FMH Raises over $14,000 for JDRF

A team of 30 people represented FMH among approximately 6,000 participants at the JDRF One Walk on May 16, 2015 to support The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation...

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USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 Deadline

Producers May Need to Take Action to Remain Eligible for Crop Insurance Premium Support

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Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Selects AIR?s Fund Designation Service to Optimize its Risk

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH), a leader in the crop insurance industry, today announced it has selected catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide?s Fund Designation Service to better optimize its risk and enhance its fund designation strategy.

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Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa Completes Acquisition of John Deere Insurance Company

(West Des Moines, Iowa ? March 31, 2015) ? Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) today announced it has completed the closing on the acquisition of John Deere Insurance Company and John Deere Risk Protection, Inc.

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USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines

Farmers Have Until April 7 to Update Yields, Reallocate Base Acres, and Make Final Selections

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Spring 2015 Reminders

2015 Spring Cancellation and SCD, Production Reporting Date, Yield Exclusion Option, Replant Supplement, and Unpaid 2014 Policies important dates and reminders.

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USDA Provides One-Time Extension of Deadline to Update Base Acres or Yield History for ARC/PLC Programs

Farmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline for Choosing Between ARC and PLC also Remains March 31...

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2015 Crop Year CCIP & ARPI Projected Prices & Volatility Factors

The projected prices and volatility factors apply to policies with a February 28 sales closing date, unless otherwise indicated, and are applicable for the crops, types, practices and states indicated in the table...

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Steve Rutledge Presented Crop Insurance Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

Steven C. Rutledge, former Farmers Mutual Hail (FMH) president and CEO, received the Crop Insurance Industry Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2015 Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention held in February...

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Sales Closing Date Nears for Crops Eligible for SCO and STAX

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 ? The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds producers thatthey must sign up for the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and Stacked Income Protection Plan for Upland Cotton (STAX) before the sales closing dates for eligible 2015 Spring crops...

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Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa to Acquire John Deere Insurance Company

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire John Deere Insurance Company and John Deere Risk Protection, Inc. Ron Rutledge, FMH Chairman, President and CEO, commented...

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FMH Contributes Over $102K to the United Way Campaign

It has been another successful year of FMH contributions to United Way. Together, FMH employees and retirees pledged $34,047 to the United Way campaign. With the company?s generous two-for-one match...

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Application Open for 17 FMH-Sponsored FFA Scholarships for Students

Every year for more than 25 years, FMH has sponsored 17 $1,500 FFA scholarships for FFA members and students within the company?s 15-state writing area...

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USDA's First Military Veterans Agriculture Liaison Announced

Just three days after Veteran?s Day, Karis Gutter, a Marine Corps Reserve veteran and current USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS), was announced as the first USDA Military...

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Harvest Prices Announced: Year of the RP Claims

At the start of November, the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) finalized the 2014 crop insurance harvest prices at $3.49 per bushel for corn, and $9.65 per bushel for soybeans. That puts corn almost 25 percent below the spring projected price of $4.62 per bushel...

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APH Yield Exclusion to be Implemented for 2015 Spring Crops

In late October, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative: the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion, available nationwide for farmers of select crops starting for Spring 2015...

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USDA Crop Progress Report: Harvest Picks Up Pace, Still Behind Average

The warm and dry weather much of the Corn Belt experienced last week helped growers pick up the pace on the harvest that has been delayed for most of the fall...

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Farm Bill Implementation On Track

According to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, the USDA is on schedule with implementation of the crop-related commodity programs in the Farm Bill...

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USDA Unveils Key New Programs to Help Farmers Manage Risk

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled highly anticipated new programs to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades...

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2014 Farm Progress Show Cut Short, Still Success

The 2014 Farm Progress Show kicked off with a rainy morning but gave way to a mild, sunny day. Unfortunately, the storm clouds stuck around...

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FMH Sponsors 5th-Annual Charity Golf Event for Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach Organization

On July 25, supporters of the Ovarian Cancer Community Outreach Organization teed off at the 5th annual ?Tee Up for Ovarian Cancer? charity golf event...

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Over 20 Years of Supporting the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation

Since its inception in 1993, FMH has supported the Iowa StateFair Blue Ribbon Foundation, an organization established to raise funds for the renovation and preservation of the historic Iowa State Fairgrounds...

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Policyholders in Good Hands with FMH

Recently, severe weather has torn up fields across the Midwest. Nebraska has especially seen its share of damage with several storms consisting of winds over 50 mph and hail ranging from pea-sized to baseball-sized. Our excellent team of adjusters...

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