Emergency planning for farms

Disaster preparedness begins with awareness, but requires vigilance and planning. Plan for emergencies to be better prepared for those unexpected...

Tips for preventing asphyxiation due to manure gas

Most farmers are aware of the dangers associated with manure pits and take appropriate precautions when entering, but some may become more relaxed...

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Top 12 tips for farm safety

Farming is no easy task. From sun up to sun down (and even overnight!) farmers are dedicated to making sure their farms run smoothly and efficientl...

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Farm fencing can cause fires

Farmers have always had problems keeping livestock on their property. The invention of barbed wire in 1800 helped them considerably. Since the...

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How to motivate employees and promote loss control programs

A new loss control program often produces a flurry of activities — many departments are involved, and there is a high degree of participation by al...

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Home, hobby, or business? Protecting your hobby farm

Homeowner or hobby farmer — which side of the fence are you on? It could make a big difference if you aren’t properly insured.