Now hear this: Cellphones and farm safety

Smartphones are becoming an indispensable part of farming operations. From special apps that control the GPS in your irrigation system to time trackers and weather alerts, farmers are increasingly leveraging the power of technology

For farmers who work long hours, smartphones are a valuable link between home and work but with that convenience, comes added danger.  

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Farming tips for avoiding manure runoff

Many livestock owners need to spread manure, even during the winter months. But winter snowfall and spring thaws can create challenges for manure management. When manure isn't effectively absorbed into the soil, it can run off into surface water, ditches, and streams.

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What is hemp? It's more than you think.

Throughout history, hemp has been regulated and production decreased. However, in 2018, the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was passed as part of the U.S. Farm Bill. This bill removed the hemp plant, along with seeds and derivatives from the Controlled Substances Act.

Today, hemp production is picking back up in the U.S. It is being produced to be used in a variety of applications and products.

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How to prevent grain bin suffocation

The tragedy repeatedly makes news headlines: People entrapped in grain storage bins with only seconds to react before they are engulfed and suffocated.

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Tractor and farm equipment safety on the road

While country music star Kenny Chesney may think it’s fun to be “chuggin’ along” in his tractor—we don’t think it’s so fun being stuck behind it while on the road. Some people follow the tractor until it gets to its destination, while others step on the gas and take the risk of passing.

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