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Drought Threatens To Dry Up California Farm Wells

Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study released Tuesday. Richard …

Farmers Looks to Add 85 Agency Owners Across Washington

Farmers Insurance is looking to grow its presence in Washington by adding 85 agency owners throughout the state. Candidates with a record of previous sales success, those with experience in the financial sector, and those who have recently entered into …

Iowa Farmers Face Damage, Replanting After Floods

Area farmers are dealing with damage to their crops and fences after all the recent heavy rain and flooding. Farmers in northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska face significant work ahead because of the flooding on the Big …

Farmers Withdraws Climate Change Suit Against Municipalities

Farmers Insurance Group, which filed nine class actions in May against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area, is withdrawing its lawsuit. The suit accused the Illinois municipalities of failing to prepare for severe rains and flooding. It argued that …

Nebraska Supreme Court: Farmers not Negligent in Fatal Crash

A lower court was right to find that farming brothers were not negligent in a 2007 fatal crash where tall corn created a blind intersection, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled on May 2. The crash occurred on Oct. 6, 2007, …

California Farmers Hire Dowsers To Find Water

With California in the grips of drought, farmers throughout the state are using a mysterious and some say foolhardy tool for locating underground water: dowsers, or water witches. Practitioners of dowsing use rudimentary tools – usually copper sticks or wooden …

Lea County in New Mexico Declared Disaster Area Due To Drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Lea County a natural disaster area, making drought-stricken farmers and ranchers in the area eligible for assistance. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the designation on Tuesday, saying he and President Obama are committed …

Allstate, State Farm, Farmers Plan to Raise Home Insurance Rates in Texas

Texas’ three largest home insurers are kicking off 2014 with steep increases in policyholder premiums, according to a report published on Jan. 4. The Dallas Morning News reports that Allstate, Farmers and State Farm plan to raise rates for most …

Ohio Flood Control Plan Worries Farmers

Farmers in northwest Ohio who are upset with a plan being worked out to control flooding along a river met with an Ohio congressman to voice their concerns. The Courier newspaper in Findlay reports that about 120 people met with …

Michigan Farmers Can Get Loan Help After Hail Storms

Farmers in 20 Michigan counties that had damage from severe hail storms earlier this year are eligible for emergency loans. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan announced the support Wednesday involving loans from the Farm Service Agency. The hail storms …