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Applying the Science of Ergonomics to Farm Work

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Only recently has the science of ergonomics been applied to farm work to help reduce the number of injuries that cost commercial agriculture millions of dollars each year in health care expenses, lost wages and lowered productivity.

Rural Road Safety During Harvest Season

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Because farm vehicles travel more often on public roads during the harvest season, there are serious safety concerns about farm vehicles and equipment sharing the road with other drivers.

Tractor Safety Guidelines

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Studies show tractors are involved in a high proportion of farm injuries and fatalities, causing productivity losses, serious injury and loss of life. Fortunately, you can prevent most accidents by staying vigilant and following a few basic tractor safety guidelines.

Nationwide: Why farmers should use dash cams

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Keep your eyes on the road. It’s one of the first things taught when someone is learning to drive. Dashboard cameras — a growing segment of telematics technology — are helping large farm operations with large fleets do a better job of that and a whole lot more.

Fall Home Prep Checklist

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Fall is here and it’s the perfect opportunity to prepare your home for the cold months ahead before the winter weather arrives. Tackle those to-dos that pile up throughout the year by making a Fall Home Prep Checklist to keep you on track.

Nationwide: Ready for Emergencies

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Successful growers realize the importance of being prepared in the event of a disaster, whether a natural disaster such as a tornado or other type of hazardous situation. Southern States® and Nationwide® Agribusiness Insurance have compiled some tips to help in your emergency action plan from their many years of experience in handling disaster situations.

Best Practices for Environmental Safety

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Best management practices are methods designed to increase crop yield and minimize any negative environmental impact on the land. By employing a few simple practices, a farmer can have a successful harvest and promote good land stewardship as well.

Returning your farm business to normal during the pandemic

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Businesses, schools and other institutions around the U.S. and world were faced with shutdowns as everyone scrambled to stay ahead of the COVID-19 virus. Though many farm operations and other agribusinesses have remained at least partially operational throughout the pandemic, there is a strong desire to return to normal operations.

Mitigating storm damage with stronger grain bins

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Mitigating storm damage to farm buildings and their valuable contents is a big part of farm risk management. If high winds are a concern on your farm, stronger grain bins can protect your stored grain and the revenue potential it represents.

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