INDIANA PURDUE RURAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
OPEN BURNING ALERT
September 24, 2019
Several Indiana counties have enacted open burning bans due to the dry conditions. Click below for more information and to access a map of affected counties.
SOUTHERN INDIANA DROUGHT CONDITIONS
October 3, 2019
Much of southern Indiana now considered in drought conditions, with some counties along the Ohio River rated as experiencing severe drought. Click below to access the U.S. Drought Portal's Indiana drought monitor.
Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, firstname.lastname@example.org WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with the National Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944. The program reported 34 work-related on-farm deaths in the…Read More »
Source: USDA Farm Service Agency WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 10, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 74 Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain and flooding that has occurred since March 1, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency…Read More »
September 15-21, 2019 Source: The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. This recognition has been an annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council and has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President…Read More »