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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.

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.

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.

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.

Preventing Farm Work Injuries

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Longer daytime hours signal the start of the growing season and an increase in physical activity for farm workers. But overdo physical exertion and your back may suffer, leading to lost productivity.

Educating Your Children about Your Chickens

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Backyard flocks can teach children about responsibility and where food comes from, but children must understand that there is a potential health risk associated with handling chickens.

Ten Essential Items for Your Barn Medicine Chest

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The best way to handle any emergency situation that may arise with your horse is to think like a scout and be prepared. A well- stocked barn medicine chest will let you immediately start treating your horse’s injury or illness, instead of running around the barn looking for items you need.

Develop a Barn Emergency Evacuation Plan

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Disasters cannot be scheduled on a calendar, but the damage may be mitigated with advance planning. The American Red Cross suggests developing an emergency farm, barn and animal evacuation plan.

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