How to Prevent Grain Bin Suffocation

The tragedy repeatedly makes news headlines: People entrapped in grain storage bins with only seconds to react before they are engulfed and suffocated. Understanding how people get trapped in grain bins Scenario 1: A worker enters the top of a grain bin, and the auger begins running to unload the grain. Within five seconds, the…

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How to Develop an Effective Safety Committee

A safety committee is an important tool to have for any organization. A group of dedicated employees within the company that are focused on making the workplace safer can make a big difference for any company. While forming a safety committee is a great idea, many safety committees fail because they fall into one or…

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Developing a Fleet Safety Program

Fleet safety controls, when properly established and maintained, are the most effective means of protecting a fleet from loss. The planning and enforcement of these programs should ideally be led by a company’s top management. Top management support and leadership is crucial to the program’s success. Ideally, this support should be shown daily. The need…

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The Challenge of Health Care Costs

In an October 8th StarTribune article, the headline announces that the average family now pays more than $21,000 per year for health insurance. This data came from the Kaiser Family Foundation survey. While the survey focused on the employer market, premiums for the Individual & Family market are also challenging for most people. As I…

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Farmers Union Agents Distribute COVID Relief Checks

Thanks to company partner National General’s COVID Relief Initiative, several of our fabulous Agents were able to donate $500 each to local non-profits directly affected by the COVID shutdown. Most of our Agents were able to meet with non-profit leaders to distribute COVID relief checks while adhering to social distancing guidelines.  Here are their stories:…

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