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74 Indiana counties are primary natural disaster areas

By Edward J Sheldon / September 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

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…

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National Farm Safety and Health Week

By Edward J Sheldon / September 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

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…

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Healing in the Heartland

By Edward J Sheldon / August 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Mental health issues are impacting our agricultural and rural communities each and every day. Increased understanding of the impact, resources and ways to overcome this impact is needed.   Together, we must seek to be better informed and discover solutions to support our farm families and rural communities. We can do more to engage and advocate…

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INPREPared.org to Launch during the Indiana State Fair!

By Edward J Sheldon / August 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Stay “emergency aware” with Indiana PREPared!  The brand new Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (INPREPared) is Purdue Extension’s comprehensive resource for disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, with an emphasis on rural and agricultural issues.  The project will launch during the Indiana State Fair, with a special exhibit in the Purdue Extension Agriculture-Horticulture Building August…

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