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Injured Illinois Farmer Guides Agriculture Safety

posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Robert "Chip" Petrea who lost both of his legs while baling hay is now focused on agricultural safety. Full Story

CHS Pledges $3 Million Toward Agricultural Safety

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

The investment includes $1 million for competitive grants to support rural safety projects and $2 million to support safety programs with five partner organizations. Full Story

Wisconsin Farmers And Firefighters Partner On Hazards Maps

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Agriculture remains one of the nation's most dangerous professions; accidents on farms kill hundreds and injure thousands each year. Full Story

Iowa study aimed at making tractors safer for kids

posted on September 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Researchers who hope to prevent children from dying in tractor accidents are turning to a state-of-the-art driving simulator to help determine when kids can safely operate farm equipment. Full Story

Parents Defend Putting Children to Work on Farms

posted on July 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM

FULTS, Ill. (AP) - As he watched his 10-year-old son ease a tractor across a soybean field, Dennis Mosbacher acknowledged the risks of farming. But Mosbacher said the U.S. Labor Department was misguided in its attempts to protect children from... Full Story

Market to Market (May 25, 2012)

posted on May 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Market to Market (May 25, 2012)
Full Program: Midwest growers, devastated by epic flooding last year, now face a growing threat of drought. Strong winds power robust job creation, leading President Obama to call for the extension of key tax credits. Hoping to minimize the effects of wind,... Full Story

Market to Market (May 18, 2012)

posted on May 18, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Market to Market (May 18, 2012)
Full Program: Research indicates ethanol significantly lowers prices at the pump. USDA calls for increased wheat production this year -- and lower prices. Architects of the next Farm Bill wrestle with the intricacies of the farm safety net. Market analysis with... Full Story

Market to Market (February 3, 2012)

posted on February 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Market to Market (February 3, 2012)
Full Program: The Department of Labor is called to task over who can work on the family farm. U.S. cattlemen ride herd over the smallest numbers in six decades. And climatologists cast a weather eye on the future. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. Full Story

Labor Department Called to Task over Who Can Work on Farm

posted on February 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Labor Department Called to Task over Who Can Work on Farm
The Labor Department is grilled by Congress about its proposed regulations on the nation's farms. Full Story

Rules Seek to Improve Safety for Child Farmworkers

posted on September 2, 2011 at 3:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Labor Department is proposing new rules to improve the safety of children who work on farms. The rules would ban children under 18 from working in or around grain elevators, feed lots and other areas deemed unsafe. The... Full Story

Record Number of Grain Bin Accidents in 2010

posted on February 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Clumps of moldy corn crashed down around Lael Steinhoff, burying him above his waist for more than three hours before rescue workers could free him from a grain bin on his western Iowa farm. Full Story

Tractor Upgrades Reduce Farm Deaths

posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:09 PM

(AP) - Dairy farmer Anthony Marco was compressing a long row of chopped hay beneath his tractor two weeks ago, preparing it as winter feed for his cows, when the 4-ton machine suddenly toppled over as he drove it along the pile's steep sides. Full Story

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids

posted on March 20, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
For over two decades Marilyn Adams, founder of "Farm Safety 4 Just Kids" has been on a mission to make farms safer for children. Full Story

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