Farm Safety
Hay bale in field
With parts of the Midwest experiencing wetter-than-normal weather conditions, a Purdue Extension forage specialist is urging farmers to make sure their hay is adequately dried before baling and storage to reduce the risk of barn fires.
Flooded area near house.
Purdue Extension has a free publication to help homeowners recover from flooding that is expected to continue with more storms this week. First Steps to Flood Recovery is available free for download at Extension's The Education Store at www.edustore.purdue.edu. Search for product code ACS-101-W.
Grain elevators
The number of grain bin entrapments and resulting fatalities in the U.S. rose last year to their highest levels since 2010, due in part to the large amount of grain being stored on farms after a record harvest, a Purdue University expert says.
Farm scene
A team of Purdue University faculty, staff and Extension educators will lead a U.S. Department of Agriculture effort in Indiana aimed at supporting new and beginning farmers and ranchers.