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Farmers Group, Inc.

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Farmers Group, Inc. (Owns Fire Underwriters Association)

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Farmers Group has been a corporate funder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)[1], and a member of ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force[2]. See ALEC Corporations for more.

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  1. Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research, project of the Environmental Working Group, Information on American Legislative Exchange Council, archived organizational profile, archived by Wayback Machine December 2, 2000, accessed August 19, 2011
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council, Director - Full Name and Address, organizational task force membership directory, June 30, 2011, p. 31, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012