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#Harvest17 is Here – Stay Safe!

Harvest is here, that means farmers are already moving equipment on roads, harvesting their crop, and hauling it to elevators. Over the next few weeks and months they’ll be working longer hours—starting their days before sunrise without resting until long after sunset. The pressure to keep going can be intense and can lead to accidents,… read more

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Chip Petrea was baling hay on the family farm near Iuka in Marion County in 1978 when he became trapped inside a working baler, causing the amputation of both legs above the knees. Petrea was in Normal, Ill. Monday as a panelist on farm safety with the International Society for Ag Safety and Health conference…. read more

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The Illinois Corn Marketing Board and the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois teamed up to create an app that will locate the nearest grain rescue tube. The tubes can be placed around a person who has fallen into a grain bin to help prevent them from drowning or being crushed by grain.  Find the… read more

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Farm Safety Focus

Keep your stored grain in condition to avoid potential safety issues. 2014 brought a plentiful grain harvest. While a boon for farmers, the flip side of that is that market conditions have led many producers to store more grain. It is particularly important to monitor the condition of all stored grain since out of condition… read more

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