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Safety Tips for Driving Near Farm Machinery

Safety Tips for Driving Near Farm Machinery

It’s harvest season in Iowa! And you know what that means – tractor traffic. We all understand and respect the needs of local agricultural producers. There’s no doubt that farmers are integral to our economy and to thank for the delicious meals on our tables. Yet...

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Back to School: What Insurance Do Students Need?

Back to School: What Insurance Do Students Need?

Bullies. Bad grades. Mean teachers. Unfortunately, insurance cannot cover students for every bad thing that can happen to them. But many types of insurance policies are designed to put students' minds at ease whether they're attending college or still in high school....

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House Fires on the 4th of July

House Fires on the 4th of July

House Fires on the 4th of July: Why You Need Homeowners Insurance "Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it." – The Simpsons Independence Day is coming right up! Patriots across this great country will spend approximately $1.5 billion...

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Insure Your Toys – It’s Summer Travel Season!

Insure Your Toys – It’s Summer Travel Season!

Every Iowan longs to hear three simple yet beautiful words: It is summer. That's because we have such a beautiful state to adventure in, with nearly three dozen lakes, over 4,400 overnight campsites, and 114,782 miles of open road to explore. Is there any wonder why...

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Everything You Need to Know About Boat Insurance

Everything You Need to Know About Boat Insurance

You already know what to look for in a boat: a pristine hull, a rot-free deck, a comfortable spot to fish from, and maybe a good, sturdy cupholder next to the helm. But you'd better also know what to look for from your boat insurance long before you take to the open...

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How to Prepare for Severe Weather

How to Prepare for Severe Weather

For all its natural beauty, Iowa certainly does challenge its residents with plenty of severe weather. Heavy rains which cause flooding are becoming more common here. We hope to never see another tragedy like the Great Flood of 1993, which affected 21,000 homes and...

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What Kinds of Crop Insurance Are There?

What Kinds of Crop Insurance Are There?

As of 2022, two major kinds of crop insurance are available to American agricultural producers: multiple peril crop insurance, and crop-hail insurance. They are not mutually exclusive of one another. Indeed, a farmer or rancher may decide to purchase both types of...

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What Is Crop Insurance?

What Is Crop Insurance?

Crop insurance is not a new thing. The Mecklenburg Hail Insurance Association was formed in England in 1797 to provide the first crop-hail insurance, and a group of Connecticut tobacco farmers joined to form their own crop insurance company in the 1880s. Congress...

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Health Insurance Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Health Insurance Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Nearly 9% of Americans aren't currently covered by health insurance. If you're one of them and are only just shopping for health insurance for the very first time – or if you are currently covered, and want to ensure you stay that way – then you can do with all the...

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