Farm

Hay bales in a large open field

Moist hay poses a severe fire risk

When hay is baled and stored at high moisture levels, it can spontaneously combust, often resulting in a total loss of the crop and barn. These hay...

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Don't let stinging insects prevent you from enjoying the rest of summer

Late summer is a time when a lot of us are outside, enjoying the last of the warm weather before fall moves in. Unfortunately, it's also when bees,...

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4 steps to create a business continuity plan for your farm

While no one wants to think about a disaster happening, it is important to have a plan in place before disaster strikes. Depending on the type of...

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Reduce Work Comp costs with a proactive approach to treating injuries

When injuries happen on the job, they can turn into expensive claims, ultimately driving an employer's Work Comp insurance premiums higher. There...

Farmer standing out in a field in front of a tractor on his phone

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...

tractor driving through a field releasing manure

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...