Simplified, Harmonized Hazard Communication Standard Now in Effect

If you work with agricultural chemicals or other potentially dangerous materials, including pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, diesel fuel and/or disinfectant products, you should understand the new label requirements and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format. As of June 1 of this year, all chemical...

Regular equipment checks urged to prevent combine engine fires during harvest season

Louisville, KY (September 21, 2015) – As the seasonal harvest of row crops gets into full swing across the state, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) reminds farm workers to keep their combine engines clear and well-maintained before firing them up and heading out to the field. Combine engine fires, while usually...

Across Kentucky – September 24, 2015

This is National Farm Safety and Health Week across the country and safety officials say with harvest pressures upon farmers these days, it couldn’t come at a more opportune time. UK safety specialist Mark Purschwitz, talks about putting safety on the farm chore “to do” list, and about highway safety...

Motorist alert: Number of slow-moving vehicles on rural roadways increases during fall harvest

Louisville, KY (September 14, 2015) – As harvest season gets underway across Kentucky, there is an increased likelihood that drivers will more frequently encounter slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. The staff of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges motorists to slow down, stay alert and patiently...

Don’t abandon ship – keep boating safety a priority this summer!

Louisville, KY (July 1, 2015) – As many families prepare to enjoy time on Kentucky’s numerous lakes and rivers for the July Fourth holiday and other summertime getaways, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges boaters, swimmers, fishers and skiers to be alert and exercise caution while enjoying their day on the...

Enrollment for 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program to begin July 1

(Lexington, KY) — June 29, 2015 — Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that starting July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill,...

Across Kentucky – May 27, 2015

One in five Americans will likely develop some form of skin cancer this year and a Somerset dermatologist says we can all take action to avoid that with common sense steps to reduce sun exposure.  Featured is Dr. Brian Baker with Dermatology of Southern...

Across Kentucky – May 25, 2015

The Memorial Day weekend unofficial kick-off to the summer season means more free time for youth and that means families with ATVs need to properly “fit” the vehicle power and size to the limitations of their youngsters.  University of Kentucky farm safety specialist, Mark Purschwitz, discusses a few of...

Across Kentucky – April 7, 2015

Planting season is here and more than ever across the state farmers may be out on the highways moving large pieces of equipment from farm to farm. UK farm safety specialist, Mark Purschwitz has a few thoughts on how farmers and motorists can take actions to reduce the chances for car/farm equipment...

Drivers encouraged to share the road with slow-moving vehicles as spring planting season returns

Louisville, KY (March 24, 2015) – Planting season has returned to Kentucky’s farming communities, and with that annual activity there is also an increased likelihood of drivers encountering slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges all motorists to slow down, stay alert...

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