Category Archives: News

World Health Day Focus: Food Safety

Happy World Health Day! This year’s focus is on food safety. Take a minute and watch the video below to learn the five keys to safer food. For more information on the World Health Day and the World Health Organization … Continue reading

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Remote areas can lead to longer response times

The open space and distance of rural living can mean working in remote areas alone. If an accident happens, it may take time for someone to make the initial call for help. It also means it will take longer for … Continue reading

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Potential exposure for detasseling crew

When do you know if you have been exposed to farm chemicals? A recent Iowa news article highlighted a group of youth that were in a field detasseling corn and could smell the chemicals being applied in the field next … Continue reading

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365 Sunrises & 7 Billion Mouths to Feed

It’s national Ag Day! Find more information about the day at agday.org. Today is about recognizing – and celebrating – the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. The National Ag Day program encourages every American to: Understand how food and … Continue reading

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Are you prepared for severe weather?

Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week Prepare for severe weather during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, 2014, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic … Continue reading

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Are you getting enough sleep? – It’s Sleep Awareness Week!

It’s National Sleep Awareness Week and we want our farm families to ease into planting season well-rested and healthy so feeding the world can come a little easier this year. Find more information about the week from the National Sleep Foundation. Are you getting enough sleep? … Continue reading

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Do OSHA rules apply to your farm? – #GBSW14

It’s official. Farms employing 10 or fewer workers remain exempt from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) grain bin safety inspections. U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) officials last week withdrew a 2011 OSHA memo that caused confusion regarding the exemption. … Continue reading

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National Rural Health Day!

The third Thursday of every November – Today, November 21 – celebrates National Rural Health Day. Today is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America. It … Continue reading

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Thank a Veteran Today

Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you to everyone that has served our country and those continuing to serve each and every day. I recently stumbled across a non-profit called the Farmer Veteran Coalition. It’s definitely worth a look. It’s great to … Continue reading

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Crash App Possible in Farm Machinery?

Wouldn’t it be nice to know if something happened to your family member while they were working in the field acres away from the house? The answer, yes! A company in Spain has developed a new electric scooter that connects … Continue reading

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