Monthly Archives: March 2012

Farming is changing: Is safety keeping up?

A young Arizona couple and their family moves from the city to start farming. Like everything else, agriculture is constantly changing. The number of US farms hasn’t changed much in the past couple decades, farms are becoming much more diverse. … Continue reading

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Operation FarmSafe Grants

Have you ever heard of a Certified Safe Farm (CSF)? The Certified Safe Farm (CSF) program began in 1998 at the University of Iowa Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) as a research program in collaboration with the AgriSafe Network. The … Continue reading

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Transporting equipment

Each spring the rural countryside blossoms with an abundance of moving farm machinery as farmers begin transporting machines from one field to the next. In the rush of spring planting, think safety. Each year incidents involving tractors and other farm machinery occur on … Continue reading

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Preserving America’s Family Farm Act

Recently it was announced that Representative Tom Latham, R-Iowa and Representative Dan Boren, D – Oklahoma have introduced a bill to Congress blocking the Department of Labor’s attempts to implement any sort of regulation preventing youth from working on farms … Continue reading

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Trevor’s story

Trevor Hoff of rural Maryland went out to feed the cattle. Hours later he found himself at Johns Hopkins Hospital. While feeding cattle, Trevor stepped of his tractor to open a gate. Upon climbing back into the seat, he realized … Continue reading

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Manure happens; deal with it safely

Manure is a fact of farm life if you raise livestock. There’s a lot more to managing manure than the just the odor, including an element of safety. Manure pits can be oxygen-deficient, toxic, and explosive. The best precaution is … Continue reading

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Agricultural Safety Awareness Week

The Farm Bureau Safety and Health Network has dedicated March 4-10 as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. The following was taken from a Farm Bureau press release: “Farm Bureau reminds farmers and ranchers to take time to be safe as they … Continue reading

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Department of Labor’s proposed changes to child labor in ag

Since the Department of Labor released proposed changes the end of last year, child labor in agriculture has become a hot topic in the industry. Farmers and ranchers across the country were quick to voice their concerns, and as a … Continue reading

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The official launch…

Welcome to the conversation! Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, the University of Missouri, and Farm Safety 4 Just Kids have partnered to create this blog as a place for you to discuss farm safety and health. Together, our organizations will … Continue reading

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