Monthly Archives: April 2012

Department of Labor withdraws child labor proposal

A press release was posted to the Department of Labor website yesterday announcing their plans to withdraw the child labor proposal. The full release is provided.   WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement regarding the … Continue reading

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Outreach coordinators available to teach farm safety

Guess what? If you’re planning a farm safety event and need a presenter, we may be able to help! Farm Safety For Just Kids has nine outreach coordinators available to do farm safety presentations for FREE to any group or … Continue reading

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OSHA coming to a dairy near you

Most people have probably heard of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). But dairymen in Wisconsin and other states are becoming more familiar with the organization. OSHA has established a program to protect workers from hazards found on Wisconsin dairy … Continue reading

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Corn pools: Fun or foul?

County fairs. Summer festivals. Pumpkin patches. Apple orchards. Seems everywhere you go throughout the year you see  corn “pools” for kids to play in. The large volume of shelled corn is just as much fun to play in as sand. … Continue reading

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A healthier America starts with you…

When people hear “farm safety” they think tractors, livestock, grain. But, it’s more than that. It’s about keeping America’s farmers and ranchers safe and HEALTHY. Living healthy lives, creating healthy habits, and passing them onto the next generation. Do you … Continue reading

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Farmers fight – Stand up

The Texas Department of Agriculture tweeted the following this morning: “Anyone who thinks agriculture doesn’t touch their lives needs to watch a new video making the rounds.” Color me curious. So I watched. Color me impressed. The passion of this woman is … Continue reading

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Four year old involved in severe farm accident

According to the Mansfield News Journal: FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A 4-year-old boy is in fair condition at Akron Children’s Hospital after being severely injured by a manure spreader Saturday night. Sgt. Don Zehner, of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, said … Continue reading

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