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How is Rural Mutual One of the Best Insurance Companies in the Nation?

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You have heard us say it, write it and post it… Since we only do business in Wisconsin, how do we compete with some of the nation’s largest companies? And what does that mean for me as a customer? Here’s how… For the ninth year in a row, Rural Mutual was recognized as one of […]

2017 YFA and Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Award Winners

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On behalf of Rural Mutual, congratulations to all the winners and participants from this weekend. Another great YFA and Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in the books! Excellence in Agriculture: Lynn Dickman The Excellence in Agriculture Award goes to a Farm Bureau member between the ages of 18 and 35 who is actively engaged in agriculture, […]

Wisconsin Farm Bureau YFA Conference Sponsorship

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  Each year Young Farmer and Agriculturist members are invited to attend the Wisconsin Farm Bureau YFA Conference. The conference is held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Annual Meeting each December. The YFA Conference includes workshops, entertainment, contests and networking time for members. Eligible Farm Bureau members are able to compete at the […]

Is working in insurance sales a good job?

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Thinking about starting a career in sales or specifically insurance sales and don’t know what to expect? In fact, you aren’t even sure what an insurance agent salary is or how to learn the business? Contact us at careers@ruralins.com for specific salary and job expectation questions for careers at Rural Mutual. Here’s why having a […]

Huge Recall of Kidde Fire Extinguishers

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Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported Description: This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers. Plastic handle fire extinguishers: The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and […]

Silica Dust Exposure Rule by OSHA: New Standards

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The new silica dust exposure rule by OSHA standard is fairly easy to adhere to and provides a number of options to the employer in order to achieve compliance.  The final rule went into effect June 23rd, 2016 however OSHA delayed enforcement of the rule until Sep 23rd, 2017 for the construction industry. Silica dust […]

Farm Bureau Helps Consumers Connect to Pig Famers in Wisconsin

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News Release from Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation® Website link Contact: Sarah Marketon, Director of Communications, 608.828.5711 October 6, 2017 MADISON – Pigs may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Wisconsin agriculture, but during October Pork Month Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is helping pig farmers share their stories with the Takeover […]

RURAL MUTUAL NAMED BEST PLACES TO WORK THIRD YEAR IN A ROW

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For the THIRD straight year, Rural Mutual received a spot on the Madison Magazine Best Places to Work List! The only way to be named to this list is by first a nomination from an employee to be considered and then a vote of confidence in the form of an anonymous survey. “This is a […]

National Farm Safety and Health Week: Sept 17-23

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There is no doubt that farming traditions run deep in the state of Wisconsin. Here at Rural Mutual we take pride in protecting farms across the state by not only offering local farm insurance expertise but by providing tools and resources to stay safe on the farm. Here are 5 resources you need to look […]

Customer Alert Regarding Equifax Data Breach

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Last Thursday, Equifax revealed a security breach, that began in May and continued until it was discovered in late July, exposing the names, social security numbers, birth dates and home addresses for up to 143 million Americans. According to news reports, the hackers exploited a “website application vulnerability” and obtained the personal data about American […]

WIAA Sportsmanship Shoutouts: Football 2017

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Learn about how the WIAA and Rural Mutual decide who wins the Sportsmanship Award in the State Tournament! Waupun @ New Holstein Aug. 25, 2017 Coach Matt Rupp and his coaching staff displayed outstanding sportsmanship during their football game Friday vs. Waupun. The sidelines were consistently emphasizing high character and taking the high road. The […]

How do you win the WIAA/Rural Mutual Sportsmanship Award?

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The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) and Rural Mutual Insurance will select one school that displays exceptional sportsmanship in each team tournament as recipients of the Sportsmanship Award. All schools are eligible for the award, regardless of the number of games played. The WIAA will also give honorable mention recognition to schools under consideration for the top […]

Recognized as One of the Nation’s Best Insurance Companies

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Madison-based Rural Mutual Insurance Company announces its selection as a “Ward’s 50® TopPerformer.” This marks nine consecutive years the company has been recognized for this award.  Annually, Ward Group analyzes the financial performance of over 3,000 property-casualty insurance companies domiciled in the United States and identifies the top performers. Each of the top fifty companies is […]

Safety Starts Early and is Ongoing

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You might know Rural Mutual Insurance Company as the number one farm insurer in the state of Wisconsin, however, what you might not know is how active Rural Mutual has been in promoting safety and prevention. The goal of Rural Mutual’s safety efforts is to help farmers and the next generation, avoid serious injury or […]

Military Personnel Must Stay on Active Duty Against Identity Theft

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Like well-trained snipers, identity thieves lurk, waiting to train their cross-hairs on an unwary target. And, much too often, that target is a member of the military or a family member. A shocking 66 percent of retired military were victims of identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book.” And […]

Farm Babe learns about The Merit Center, partners of Rural Mutual

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  Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2017 - Rural Mutual Insurance - YouTube "I was able to catch up with my friends from Rural Mutual Insurance to discuss safety and education in Wisconsin Agriculture. Mike Lubahn wanted to stress that knowledge is power and how Rural Mutual has teams that will come out and educate and […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Farm Tech Days!

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Wisconsin Farm Technology Days are nothing short of amazing, and of course busy! Fox News said the event was “one of the biggest farm expos in the country.” The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments. As Elite Sustaining Sponsors of the […]

WIAA Spring State Tournament Dates

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Rural Mutual believes there is something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. We believe that the team, school and fans who support their athletes with dignity and class are the true champions. That’s why we’ve proudly sponsored the WIAA/Rural Sportsmanship Award for more than 50 years. With the competitions already underway, don’t […]

Rural Mutual agents interviewed about seasonal farming risks and Farm Dividend program

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Listen to the Fabulous Farm Babe, Pam Jahnke, interview Rural Mutual agents, Dan Push and Brian Greenman, at the WPS Farm Show as they discuss topics like the Rural Mutual Farm Dividend Program and the seasonal risks farmers face.

CEO Peter Pelizza discusses farm insurance with Pam Jahnke

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Executive Vice President and CEO, Peter Pelizza, recently joined Pam Jahnke on her radio show, The Wisconsin Farm Report, to discuss unexpected losses in the agriculture industry.

Fall Sportsmanship Award Winners Announced!

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The WIAA/Rural Mutual Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2016 Fall State Championships have been announced! The winners of the State Team Tournament Sportsmanship Awards are Middleton in boys volleyball, Amherst in football, Seneca in girls volleyball, Rice Lake in boys soccer and Homestead in girls team tennis. Middleton was determined to have displayed the best […]

How to Fight Identity Theft in the Workplace

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Employers collect and store vast amounts of personally identifiable information from job candidates and employees: Social Security numbers, birth dates, driver’s licenses, protected health information, financial and investment account information, emails and passwords, and more. All of this data—often the domain of accounting and payroll departments—is valuable to identity thieves who employ methods ranging from […]

Rural Mutual Voted One of Madison’s Best Places to Work

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Rural Mutual Insurance Company is thrilled to be named to Madison Magazine’s 2016 list of Madison’s Best Places to Work. The only way to be named to this list is by a vote of confidence from its employees in the form of an anonymous survey. This is the second year in a row that we […]

Ward’s 50 awarded for eighth consecutive year!

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We are pleased to announce our selection as a Ward’s 50 Property-Casualty Company for the eighth straight year! This honor is bolstered by our recently-designated A.M. Best Positive Outlook on our already strong A rating. A.M. Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating source. “We are so honored to once again be […]

Farm Safety Information To Review During 2016 ASAP Week

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It is 2016 Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week! This means it’s a great time to review important farm safety information with your workers and family. We curated our top farm safety articles and broke them down by topic for you to easily navigate which ones may apply to you.   At Rural Mutual, we’re involved […]