Farm safety news
No matter a farm’s size, it’s important for farmers to be mindful of their responsibilities when hiring young workers.
Alongside the benefits of young people working on farms, there are also risks — especially when youth are assigned jobs beyond their capabilities.
It wasn’t that long ago that harvest was in full swing on our farm. Our dryland and irrigated field corn had all been picked and the only thing left was cornstalks and a lot of dry organic material that kicked out the back end of a combine.
Tim Gauck is the new president of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, the state’s corn checkoff program.
A free agricultural safety resource called “Tools of the Trade” provides information for farmers and others trying to create a safe workplace. It includes an online collection of video demonstrations and handouts.
I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving with family and friends. I hope you had the opportunity to take some time to relax and reenergize your mind and body. I hope you allowed yourself some time to rest.
Once the harvest season wraps up, the off-season is a good time to focus on farm shop projects to get ready for next season.
This morning suddenly feels like late fall. If they are going to get the beans cut, it needs to stop the misting and sprinkles — although we are already at the point where the beans are getting too dry.
We have not received any real precipitation since we started chopping corn, so the dusty roads have been an issue, but on the flip side we haven’t had the chain hooked to trucks yet.
ATV-related injuries and fatalities are increasing, according to experts at Virginia Tech. An average of 500 persons die and another 100,000 are seriously injured each year while operating ATVs.
National Farm Safety and Health Week was themed “No one can take your place.” This annual promotion by the National Safety Council has been proclaimed by each U.S. president since Franklin Roosevelt.
A milling company has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges that employees at a Wisconsin corn plant falsified records in the years leading up to a fatal corn dust explosion.
One of the most rewarding aspects of my role is the chance to see how farmers are developing and implementing new innovative solutions as we work together to feed, fuel and clothe the world.
It has been a challenging year for many farmers, making harvest for many more stressful than usual across much of the Midwest. More farm accidents happen when those crops are coming out of the fields than at any other time of the year.
Last year saw a roughly 40% increase in the number of reported cases nationwide involving agricultural confined spaces, according to a report recently released by Purdue University.