Category: Ag Safety

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First responders in Delaware awarded with grain bin rescue tubes, training

First responders in Delaware will have more access to grain bin rescue tubes and training this year thanks to Nationwide Insurance and the Delaware Farm Bureau. Nationwide’s seventh annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest saw 41 winners this year, some of which included awardees whose training and equipment was paid for by local farm bureaus.[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau Ag Safety Conference postponed

Governor John Carney issued a state of emergency declaration Thursday, March 12, to prepare for the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The state of emergency directs the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services’ Division of Public Health to mobilize state agency resources to assist with Delaware’s response to[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau announces 4th annual Ag Safety Conference

The Delaware Farm Bureau is encouraging farmers to “think safety first” through its upcoming annual ag safety conference, featuring topics like grain bin safety and mental health in the field. The event will take place Wednesday, March 18 from 9-3 p.m. at Harrington Volunteer Fire Company located at 20 Clark St. in Harrington. Co-sponsored by[…]

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Share the road as farmers harvest crops

It is harvest time again, and right now, with the uncertainty of a hurricane on the East Coast, farmers are working extra hard to harvest crops that are ready before they get damaged. Farm equipment and grain trucks are on the roadways at any time of day, sometimes until late at night and on weekends,[…]

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A record 230 poultry facilities honored for safety

Delaware poultry companies had several facilities included among the record-breaking 230 chicken and turkey facilities receiving safety awards during the 2019 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla. The awards were given by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council in recognition of outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective[…]

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Farmers asked to keep irrigation water off the roadways, motorists should be cautious

Even after all the rain this spring, soils in Delaware are dry, particularly sandy soil which cannot hold the moisture. With temperatures hovering at the 100-degree mark, water evaporates more quickly, too. So farmers are likely irrigating longer and more often. The Delaware Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers to make sure their irrigation systems[…]

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Delaware Farm Bureau works to secure donation of grain bin rescue tube to Harrington Fire Company

On July 11, Harrington Volunteer Fire Department will be awarded a grain bin rescue tube, a portable cordless drill-powered grain auger and training in how to use them. Unlike Bridgeville Fire Company, which won those things in Nationwide’s Annual “Nominate Your Fire Department Contest,” in 2017, Harrington Fire Company will receive them through the generosity[…]

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