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Winter Farm Equipment Maintenance

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Read our advice for keeping your farm equipment maintained through the winter. Save money in the long-run & keep your farming equipment running. First, keep your machinery paperwork straight.

Insurance Review Checklist

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Many people purchase insurance for their home or farm and then neglect to periodically review their policy or reassess their insurance needs. Unfortunately, this can lead to a gap in insurance coverage and prove costly when you file a claim and discover that you are underinsured. It's a good idea to meet with your insurance agent annually or whenever there is a change to your personal life circumstances or your farming business.

Farm Contingency Planning

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Contingency planning is an important part of farm or ranch management. A contingency plan determines how a farm will respond to a crisis or disaster and how quickly it will be able to resume normal operations. Key decision makers can jump into action without having to come up with a plan in the middle of a crisis. If something tragic happens, are you prepared?

Best Practices for Environmental Safety

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Best management practices are methods designed to increase crop yield and minimize any negative environmental impact on the land. By employing a few simple practices, a farmer can have a successful harvest and promote good land stewardship as well.

Roof Snow Loads - Farm Maintenance

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During winter storms, farmers need a snow plan. It's important to keep a watchful eye on structures with considerable loads and be ready to move equipment and livestock to an alternate location. But, how do you know when there is too much snow?

Protecting Your Equine Operation

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Farmers have unique needs when it comes to insurance policies for their farming operations. Add horses to the equation and specific policy add-ons should be considered including: fire and theft; care, custody and control; and commercial liability. Care, custody and control insurance protects those who board or train horses or are responsible for other people's horses while breeding, racing or showing them.

Starting A Small Hobby Farm

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Thinking of starting a small hobby farm or hobby farming? Check out these tips and ideas from Southern States on shelter, soil, management, fencing, and more.

Starting A Small Row Crop Farm

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Moving from the city to a small farm is the right choice for many families. Is farming life new to you? Some families mistakenly romanticize life in the country. Farming the land is hard work and involves financial risk. Smart novices consider not only their agriculture interests, but also their financial resources, attributes of their property and benefits of the crops they choose to plant.

Ready for Emergencies - Nationwide Agribusiness

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Successful growers realize the importance of being prepared in the event of a disaster, whether a natural disaster such as a tornado or other type of hazardous situation. Southern States® and Nationwide® Agribusiness Insurance have compiled some tips to help in your emergency action plan from their many years of experience in handling disaster situations.

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