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Reducing Heat Loss in Your Home

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

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

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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Portable Generators are Great Tools, but Use them Safely!

Most of Indiana is targeted for some possibly brutal winter weather over the next few days. Possible freezing rain, followed by heavy snow and winds, makes power outages likely across the state. If that happens, many of us will rely on portable generators to run important appliances and keep our homes warm until power is…

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Preparing Foods During a Power Failure

During a power failure, cooking and eating habits must change to fit the situation. You may have no heat, no refrigeration, and limited safe drinking water. In addition, health risks from contaminated or spoiled food may increase. When preparing food during a power outage: Conserve fuel Consider the amount of cooking time needed for particular…

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Reducing Heat Loss in Your Home

November 14, 2022

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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burning combine

Proper Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

October 11, 2022

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

October 6, 2022

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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