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Grain Bin Safety Awareness Week (Feb. 16-23)

By Shawn G Ehlers / February 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

TO:                  County ANR Extension Educators FROM:            Bill Field, Extension Safety Specialist DATE:            February 7, 2020 RE:                  Grain Bin Safety Awareness Week, February 16-23, 2020       Many of you are aware that there have been several grain bin entrapments in the state over the past couple of months. It’s not a good way to start off…

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USDA Designates Three Indiana Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

By Edward J Sheldon / January 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: USDA WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Fountain, Parke, and Vermillion counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rain that has occurred since March 1, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.…

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Up-to-date Coronavirus 2019 Information at INPREPared.org

By Edward J Sheldon / January 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Health officials throughout the world are monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported nearly three thousand infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with…

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FEMA Independent Study Courses

By Edward J Sheldon / January 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training. This training enhances the capabilities of the Federal, state, and local government, volunteer organizations, and the private sector to minimize theimpact of disasters on the American public. EMI curricula, including the Independent Study Program (ISP)…

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Preparing for Floods and Flash Floods

By Edward J Sheldon / January 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Current weather forecasts are indicating much of Indiana could receive 2″-5″ of rain later this week. With the ground already wet, that rainfall could cause widespread flooding throughout the region. Some simple advance preparation will help you be ready for possible floods in your area. Know the flood warning system in your community, and be…

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Protect Your Plumbing and Appliances during a Winter Power Failure

By Edward J Sheldon / December 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Indiana winters always present the possibility of ice storms, heavy snow, and windy conditions that can cause power outages. Not only are power outages uncomfortable for people, our home’s plumbing and appliances can be severely damaged by freezing temperatures resulting from the loss of heating. During a power failure or other heating emergency, protect exposed…

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Protecting Livestock During Winter Storms

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

Large numbers of livestock may be killed in winter storms. Wind coupled with severe or prolonged cold weather causes additional stress on livestock, increasing their need for food, water, and shelter. Pre-planning for winter storms by addressing these issues can help protect your livestock during severe winter weather. Provide Shelter Move stock, especially the young,…

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Keep Pets Safe and Warm this Winter

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

INDIANAPOLIS —The days are getting shorter and colder weather is upon us. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) encourages pet owners to take steps to keep pets safe and warm this winter. Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Warm this Winter: Pet-proof the house. Most pets spend more time indoors during the winter.…

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Agricultural production one of Indiana’s most hazardous occupations

By Edward J Sheldon / September 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, mayer36@purdue.edu 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…

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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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