Life and Disability
With COUNTRY life insurance, your family is protected financially if you die prematurely. It can even pay off your mortgage if you or your spouse dies unexpectedly, and can be a great way to save for a comfortable retirement. When you’re sick or hurt and can’t work, your bills don’t stop. And it’s critical to protect yourself against the cost of an illness or injury. COUNTRY offers a variety of insurance prod-ucts to help offset the high cost of health care, as well as disability coverage so you can concentrate on getting and staying well.
Property and Casualty
COUNTRY also offers a host of coverages to protect your property, from auto coverage that includes The KeeperSM, a convenient claim service and emergency roadside service, to complete homeowners and tenants insurance to protect your belongings.
Crop and Farm
And with a name like COUNTRY, it’s only natural that we should offer excellent protection for farmers and ranchers, including federal crop insurance coverage.
COUNTRY Financial’s Partnership with Farm Bureau
To understand the partnership between Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial, you have to go all the way back to the early 20th century.
That’s when groups of farmers began organizing to promote agriculture and share ideas to improve their farming methods. One of the most pressing needs of America’s farmers in the early 1900s was insurance protection because agricultural business included many hazards that were difficult or impossible to insure.
In 1925, the Illinois Agricultural Association addressed this problem by forming the Farmers Mutual Reinsurance Company. Two years later, the Illinois Agricultural Mutual Insurance Company was established to provide automobile coverage. In 1946, these companies joined to become COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company.
By the 1960s, the COUNTRY group began to expand into other states, and in 1986, COUNTRY purchased the Northwest Farm Bureau Insurance Company from the Oregon, Washington, and Nevada Farm Bureaus.
Today, Washington Farm Bureau’s relationship with COUNTRY Financial continues in the form of an endorsement of COUNTRY’s offerings. While providing these much-needed services to family farmers and ranchers and their neighbors, the company also provides important support for WFB’s Young Farmer and Rancher Program and other leadership efforts aimed at ensuring that the next generation of agriculture producers is equipped to handle the challenges of the future.
COUNTRY Financial’s ongoing support of Washington agriculture producers continues to benefit the lives and livelihood of thousands of current — and future — farmers and ranchers across the state.