McFarlane Implement



Minnesota Ag News Headlines
MFU, Insurance Invest in 40 Square as Viable Farmer Health Care Option
Minnesota Ag Connection - 11/09/2017

The Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) Executive Committee voted to approve the organization's purchase of shares in 40 Square Cooperative Health Solutions, a new health care cooperative for Minnesota farmers.

MFU, a grassroots organization, has its heritage in the cooperative model. 40 Square is a relevant example of farmers forming a cooperative to collectively address a need.

"Ever since farmers in Jackson County started organizing for fairer commodity prices in the early 1910s, MFU has been a strong backer of new cooperatives," said Gary Wertish, President of MFU. "We supported legislation passed this year that allowed Minnesota farmers and agribusinesses to form cooperatives for health care, which makes groups like 40 Square possible. We are happy to make this investment in 40 Square."

Farmers Union Insurance Agency, an MFU-owned company serving the insurance needs of Minnesotans, is supporting the marketing efforts of 40 Square. The majority of FUIA agents have signed up to write 40 Square health care policies for their farmer customers.

"Farmers Union Insurance Agency is always seeking sustainable health insurance options for Minnesota's farm families and their employees, and we feel 40 Square will be a viable option today and into the future," said Rodney Allebach, President and General Manager of FUIA. "We are proud to partner with Minnesota Farmers Union and 40 Square by taking a stake in this partnership."

Send this article to a friend


Other Minnesota Headlines
Schuler Mfg
U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc.
Copyright 2017 - USAgNet.com. All Rights Reserved.