Tips for Being Away for the Holidays

Are you traveling for the holidays?  Here are 15 top tips to keep you home safe while you are away: Make sure alarm systems and motion sensors are in place and working properly.  Connect these to your phone to monitor activity at all times of the day. Use automatic lights to scare potential robbers away. …

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Farmers Union Agency Donation to Second Harvest Heartland

No one can grow, maintain good health or reach their full potential if they are hungry.  A surprising number of our neighbors are doing something they never imagined: visiting food shelves for the first time in their lives.  The persisting pandemic, record-high food prices and a slow economy means our help is needed more than…

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FUA September Food Drive

During September’s Hunger Action Month, Farmers Union Agency held an Agency-wide Food Drive collecting non-expired, non-perishable food and personal care items at participating Agent locations across Minnesota and in the State Office (305 Roselawn Ave E, St. Paul, MN). Over the past 30 days, staff, Agents, and company partners brought in over 600 pounds of…

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FUA Community Clean Up

Giving back to our community is one of our Agency’s core values.  On Friday, June 18th, the FUA State Office Staff spent a few hours picking up trash and cleaning up at Phalen Regional Park in St. Paul, Minnesota. The day was beautiful and sunny, and the park is a local gem!    In addition…

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Safety Tips for Driving in Rain

Driving Safely in Rain The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that more than 20% of accidents in the country are caused by poor weather conditions.  And over 400,000 people, on average, are injured in weather-related crashes each year. Specific weather conditions require specific responses.  Of all inclement weather situations, you’re most likely to find yourself…

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Five New Year Resolutions for Your Business

Make 2021 safer, healthier, and more effective by taking on these resolutions for your business: Develop an emergency preparedness program.  Establish guidelines for medical, severe weather, and fire emergencies.  Practice these procedures with all employees, reinforce them at all levels of the company, and post reminders in high traffic areas.  Make sure you have an…

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Group Health Plan Advantages for Your Company

What are the advantages of offering an employer group health insurance plan for your company? Over the last several months I have talked to many small employers that have asked me if they should offer an employer group health plan for their employees versus the individual plans they currently offer.  Both are good solutions and…

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Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Tips to help keep workers safe inside your facility when it’s cold outside The risk of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure escalates during cold winter months when doors, windows and other sources of natural ventilation may be closed.  Large amounts of CO can overcome a worker in minutes, causing a loss of consciousness and suffocation or…

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