Rural Topics

Jan 03, 2024

by Heather Stone

From the slip hazard of icy grain-bin ladders to trucks skidding on snow, winter can pose dangerous risks to people and equipment on farms. Winter incidents may include frostbite and hypothermia, falls, drowning in an unmarked body of frozen water that cracked, and equipment that doesn’t start easil

The average age of U.S. farmers is growing older, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture . It’s important for farmers to look after their health now and begin considering their healthcare options for the future. While there are a variety of healthcare insurance options available, even those

Oct 05, 2023

by Heather Stone

Despite the best safety precautions, farming leads to a significant number of accidents every year that can affect farmers' health, well-being and agricultural productivity. It's crucial to respond to these incidents swiftly and effectively to minimize injuries and prevent further damage. Create a s

Articles Farmer Perspective

Why I Chose FBN: Kumud Kokal, CIO

Sep 29, 2023

by Lori Corbari

Our ‘Why I Chose FBN ® ’ series features stories from employees across different roles, teams, and geographies on how they got to FBN , what it’s like to work here, and how their teams help fulfill our mission of putting Farmers First®. When did you join FBN , what is your current role at FBN , wher

Sep 20, 2023

by FBN Insurance

Risk is everywhere on a farm, and despite the best planning and safety considerations emergency situations can still happen. In the event of a medical emergency, it’s important to focus on getting the help you need as quickly as possible. But after help has arrived and the emergency has been resolve

Sep 06, 2023

by Heather Stone

Farming takes great planning, forecasting, research and hard work to maximize potential profit. Farmers face many hazards and risks during harvest. Farming safely requires a significant effort to ensure you go home unharmed to your family daily. Reducing Risk for a Safe Harvest As harvest gets under

Aug 07, 2023

by FBN Network

Finding affordable health coverage can be challenging when you’re a farmer. If you’re under age 65, you’ve historically had to either secure coverage through an employer (if you or your spouse work off the farm and can obtain employer-sponsored insurance), purchase private insurance or, more recentl