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Access to Animal Medications:  Plan Ahead for Changes Coming this Summer

By Edward J Sheldon / January 13, 2023 / 0 Comments

By Debbie Boyd, DVM; Indiana State Board of Animal Health Changes are coming to the way certain antibiotics will be available to animal owners by June 11, 2023.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been taking steps to improve the judicious use of antibiotics in humans and animals.  For animal owners, the next…

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Tractors require extra caution in winter

By Edward J Sheldon / December 20, 2022 / 0 Comments

SOURCE: This article was written by Angie Johnson, farm and ranch safety coordinator for North Dakota State University Extension. In addition to her Extension duties, Angie is a cattle and sheep farmer who fully understands the challenges of agricultural work in cold conditions. We thank Angie and NDSU for allowing us to share this great…

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Winter Heating Season is Here, But It’s Not Too Late to Prepare

By Edward J Sheldon / December 16, 2022 / 0 Comments

Source: Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor High energy prices and resulting heating bills will challenge many Indiana families this winter. With bitterly cold temperatures in the forecast for the holiday season, check out these tips to assist with high heating bills provided by the Indiana Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor. If you, a…

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Reducing Heat Loss in Your Home

By Edward J Sheldon / November 14, 2022 / 0 Comments

Heating is one of the biggest utility expenses faced by homeowners (or renters).  Fortunately, there are many steps that can help to reduce heating costs, and make your home more comfortable during the cold months of the year.  While a few of these recommndations are expensive and perhaps not feasible in some cases, many are…

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Proper Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

By Edward J Sheldon / October 11, 2022 / 0 Comments

Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest. As harvest continues, be proactive and prevent or reduce the chance of combine fires before they happen!! Farmers should regularly inspect their combines’ machinery, fuel lines and electrical systems during harvest season to prevent fires, a Purdue Extension safety specialist says. Harvest season brings a unique…

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State Officials Urge Precautions Against Mosquitoes Due to Detection of Rare Virus

By Edward J Sheldon / October 6, 2022 / 0 Comments

Source: Indiana State board of Animal Health (6 October 2022) State public health and animal health officials are urging northern Indiana residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites and to monitor their horses for illness in response to the detection of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus activity in multiple northern Indiana counties. “EEE (‘triple E’)…

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Indiana farm fatality summary shows positive trends, stresses worker safety

By Edward J Sheldon / September 26, 2022 / 0 Comments

Story by Ashvini Malshe, Purdue Agricultural Communications Purdue University’s Agricultural Health and Safety Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week. The annual observance has taken place during the third week of September since 1944. The program reported 20 work-related on-farm deaths in the state of Indiana…

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Indiana Farm Fatality Report Released for National Farm Safety & Health Week

By Edward J Sheldon / September 15, 2022 / 0 Comments

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.  For this reason, September 18-24, 2022 is being recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944, when President Roosevelt proclaimed the first event.  The…

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September is National Preparedness Month!

By Edward J Sheldon / September 1, 2022 / 0 Comments

Source: Ready.gov National Preparedness Month  is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.  This year’s national theme is “A Lasting Legacy”. In 2021, FEMA’s Ready Campaign and the Ad Council broke ground by producing the first-ever national preparedness campaign specifically…

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Have a great and safe Independence Day!

By Edward J Sheldon / July 1, 2022 / 0 Comments

Don’t make a trip to the emergency room the “highlight” of your 4th of July – celebrate safely this Independence Day weekend! Check out the fireworks safety tips below from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the National Fire Protection Association. Also, please be aware that recent dry weather across much of the state…

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