What You Should Know Before Buying Farm Property and Liability Insurance March 2, 2023 Want to make sure you have the perfect policy to protect your farm or ranch? No matter what type of farming or ranching operation you manage, it’s important to have coverage that meets your individual needs. Here are some must-know factors to consider when picking property and liability coverage for your farm or ranch! Personal Property Protect your property with the right coverage. OKFB’s Farm Personal Property coverage options are here to make sure your farm and ranch basics – like livestock, hay, grain and equipment – are covered in case of damage. However, farm machinery and equipment are only protected by incidents listed in your policy, so make sure to review your policy carefully and know what’s covered and what’s not. Personal property typically doesn’t cover general wear and tear, so it’s important to ensure your equipment is up-to-date and regularly maintained. Additionally, those with complex machinery – think high-tech harvesters or tractors – consider adding extra protection for peace of mind! Does Farm Personal Property Cover My Home? Personal property insurance isn’t the same as home insurance. If you’re looking for a home insurance policy, finding the right coverage can be much easier than you think! Talk to your local OKFB agent about finding the right home insurance policy to meet your needs. Liability Insurance Think your small business doesn’t need liability insurance? Generally, every employee in Oklahoma is covered by the workers’ compensation laws of the state. Oklahoma statutes require employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance for all employees, full-time or part-time, though there are a few exceptions. How Much Liability Coverage Do I Need? As a responsible farm or ranch owner, you’ll want to make sure all of your bases are covered. Farm and ranch liability insurance is the key! We offer many different types of policies to fit your needs. A liability insurance policy can keep you covered in case you become legally liable for property damage or bodily injury. For example, Farm Employee Liability coverage can provide compensation to employees you are legally obligated to cover. With additional coverage options like Medical Payments to Others, Farm Employees Medical Payments and more, there are plenty of ways you can protect yourself, your employees and your livestock. With the right policy, you can trust that your farm or ranch is safe if disaster strikes. From farm property to liability insurance, it’s important to understand the different policies available and choose one that fits your needs. With a comprehensive understanding of what type of coverage will work best for your business, you can rest assured knowing that your farm or ranch has the protection it deserves. We’re Here to Help Whether you’re a long-time policyholder or just starting to look for insurance options, we have team members who can help. If you have questions or concerns that you want to discuss, connect with your local OKFB agent today. If you have any insurance-specific questions, we would love to help you find the coverage that best meets your home, auto, commercial and life insurance needs. Don’t forget to follow us on social! This kind of information and more is just a click away. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.