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Workers Compensation…Making the Complicated…Easy!

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Do you know that last year alone, Rural Mutual Insurance Company received more than 1,600 workers’ compensation claims? In an effort to not only decrease the number of claims but to ensure fast, quick treatment, we implemented the 24/7 Rural Mutual Nurse Hotline. Administered by Medcor, the Rural Mutual Nurse Hotline is a call center that […]

2017 Fall State Championship WIAA Sportsmanship Award Winners

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Congratulations to the following teams who have been selected as Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2017 Fall State Championships! Did you know that Rural Mutual Insurance has been a sponsor of the WIAA Sportsmanship Award since it was started in 1965? ” We believe there’s something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. We […]

November Wisconsin Farm Prices Recorded by USDA

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Wisconsin Farm Monthly Prices have been recorded from the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service. Here is what you need to know about the prices in Wisconsin from November: Wisconsin Farmers received 50 cents higher per hundredweight (cwt) of milk with a price of $19.00 per cwt. This is 30 cents higher […]

Why We Think Wisconsin Is the Best State Ever! 

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We have so many reasons why we think Wisconsin is the best state ever, but here are our top 10:  Live in a City? Take a short drive and see these spectacular Wisconsin views. Or stay in the city and see this!  We are the cheese heads, providing cheese for the entire country! Thank you farmers!  […]

Rural Mutual Partners with Insight FS

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Rural Mutual Insurance Company, the #1 farm insurer in the state of Wisconsin, is excited to announce its new partnership with Insight FS, a Division of GROWMARK, Inc. Insight FS is a leading cooperative providing agri-finance, agronomy, energy, feed, grain marketing and turf products to its patrons in Wisconsin. This partnership allows Rural Mutual’s farm […]

Best Holiday Treat Recipes from the Rural Mutual Family- Happy Holidays!

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From the Rural Mutual Family, Here are some of Our Favorite Holiday Treat Recipes: Enjoy and Happy Holidays!            

5 Times WIAA Basketball Teams showed that #SportsmanshipMatters

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Here are a few “Sportsmanship Shout Outs” submitted by officials in the beginning of the 2017-2018 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA)​ High School Basketball Season: Madison Country Day School @ Argyle Nov. 21, 2017 We witnessed some of the best sportsmanship we have seen. Both coaches Kurt Ritschard (Argyle) and Tyson Rudd (Madison Country Day […]

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 […]