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Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program available online
Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.



Careful driving around large trucks means everyone arrives safely

Careful driving around large trucks means everyone arrives safely
U.S. truck drivers travel more than 430 billion miles each year. Large trucks’ size and handling characteristics require careful driving, not only by operators but also by motorists around them.



Make sure your home is prepared for winter weather

Freezing temperatures can have negative effect on your home, including burst pipes and subsequent water damage, and roof damage from the weight of snow and ice.



Health insurance enrollment ends Jan. 31

Open enrollment can be confusing, but we’ll help you make sense of it all!




Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.




Dairy producers asked to participate in Farm Bureau survey

Dairy producers asked to participate in Farm Bureau survey
The American Farm Bureau Federation and American Farm Bureau Insurance Services have been collaborating to develop a new dairy insurance product and are hosting an online survey to support market research efforts.



With hurricane season in mind, make home repairs, preparations

Winds and rains from hurricanes or tropical storms can cause significant damage to personal property. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety encourages residents to strengthen the critical elements of their property to protect it from hurricane damage.



Is your home ready to withstand winter weather?

Before Old Man Winter arrives, make sure your home is prepared for freezing temperatures and inclement weather.



Tornadoes wreak havoc on some of state’s farms

One week after eight confirmed tornadoes touched down in Southwest, Central and eastern Virginia, more than 126 farmowner storm claims had been received by the Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. To date they total $1.6 million in damages, according to Rick Mattox, VFBMIC vice president of claims. 



Protect your home now against potential hurricanes

The Atlantic hurricane season officially began June 1 and will run through Nov. 30. Because wind and rain from hurricanes or tropical storms can cause significant damage to personal property, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety encourages property owners to strengthen the critical elements of their buildings to protect them from hurricane damage.



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