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COUNTRY Financial was born with Illinois farmers in 1925. We may have spread to the Pacific coast, Midwest, and down South but we’re never far from our roots.

3 essentials for your farm estate plan

Prepare for your farm’s future with an estate plan.

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Giving back to the future leaders of ag

3 ag programs. 6,451 votes. $20,000.

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5 questions farmers should answer annually

Avoid common coverage gaps on your farm policy by asking yourself these five questions.

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4 tips to keep kids safe on the farm

Follow these simple tips to make the farm safer for your kids.

National Farm Safety and Health Week: September 15-21, 2019

Tractor Safety & Rural Roadway Safety

Transportation incidents, which include tractor overturns, are the leading cause of death for farmers and farm workers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help reduce these numbers and overall farm safety, COUNTRY Financial® and the Illinois Farm Bureau are partnering for National Farm Safety and Health Week to urge farmers and drivers to shift safety into high gear.

National Farm Safety and Health Week: September 15-21, 2019

Farmer Health & Opioid/Suicide Prevention in Agriculture

A recent survey sponsored by The American Farm Bureau Federation shows that 82% of farmers and farmworkers shared that mental health is important to them, with topics such as farm finances, business issues and fear of losing the farm impacting their mental health.

National Farm Safety and Health Week: September 15-21, 2019

Safety & Health for Youth in Agriculture

More than two million youth under the age of 20 are exposed to agriculture related hazards each year, according the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This National Farm Safety and Health Week, COUNTRY Financial® and the Illinois Farm Bureau are urging farmers and their families to shift safety into high gear.

National Farm Safety and Health Week: September 15-21, 2019

Confined Spaces in Agriculture

Every year, confined spaces are the cause of injury or death for farmers. From grain bins to manure pits, confined spaces can suffocate, engulf, electrocute or harm farmers. This National Farm Safety and Health Week, COUNTRY Financial® and the Illinois Farm Bureau are urging farmers to shift safety into high gear to avoid devastation within your operation.

National Farm Safety and Health Week: September 15-21, 2019

Safety & Health for Women in Agriculture

31 percent of farmers in America are women, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. This National Farm Safety and Health Week, COUNTRY Financial® and the Illinois Farm Bureau are urging women to shift farm safety
into high gear.

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12 ways to prepare your farm for bad weather

Prepare your farm for the unexpected with these 12 tips.

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Keeping family in family farm

Passing on the family farm takes careful planning with a trusted partner.

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3 reasons farmers practice conservation

Farmers take care of the land. We take care of them.

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90 years of crop technology advancements

Our values remain the same, but our technology has not.

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5 tips to safely share the road

Here are some simple tips to make the roads a little safer for you, your equipment and other drivers.

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Top 6 FAQ’s about farm vehicle coverage

As a farmer, you have a lot to protect. Make sure your vehicles are covered.

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COUNTRY Financial conquers Sunbelt Ag Expo

Live music, free lemonade, and shade = winning at 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo.

farm safety

Protect your favorite farmer by cultivating the seeds of safety every day

September 16-22, 2018 is National Farm Safety and Health Week.

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FFA Members = Innovators. Leaders. Game changers.

FFA Members take the lead in the ag industry.

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Crop claims Specialists lead their field in outdoor classroom exercise

COUNTRY Financial® is an industry leader in the crop insurance claims and recently took their training to the field at the University of Illinois in partnership with National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS).

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Hunt Farms’ hired hand makes life-changing decision

A split-second decision can make a life-changing impact.

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FarmHer reveals: Misconceptions of modern ag

Though there are numerous types of agriculture, all farmers work towards a common goal: feeding and fueling the world.

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A chat with FarmHer, a popular agriculture blog

Marji Guyler-Alaniz does it all: Public speaking, photography, blogging, storytelling, and clothing design. She’s also Founder and President of FarmHer.

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A safe farm is a productive farm

Your farm is more than a business, it’s your livelihood. Running a safe operation is essential to preserving that livelihood.

Defensive driving a must on rural roads

During harvest time, farmers work longer hours and driving oversized, slow-moving equipment on the roads. Check out these tips to keep everyone safe.

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Are you a farm equipment expert?

How well do you know your farm equipment? Take our quiz to find out!

Millennial farmer

Millennials will take agriculture to the next level

A career in agriculture can mean just about anything these days and millennials are here to prove it. 

Group of COUNTRY employees with FFA jackets

FFA Alumni stay loyal to the blue and gold

Even if it’s been years since you’ve worn a blue corduroy jacket, you can still help make a big difference in the lives of young people around the world, and in your own backyard.

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The 1920’s: A walk down memory lane

1926: It was a simple time. Bread cost 12 cents, no one had cell phones… and most people didn’t have auto insurance? 

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Solar panels send a new volt of energy to farms

Solar panels are helping farmers cut costs and save the planet. 

Female farmer

Women in agriculture

More and more women are joining the agricultural industry and changing its face as their ranks grow. 

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