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Managing Farm Risk

Purdue Extension Webinar Series NOTE: While INdiana PREPared usually focuses on “physical” threats such as tornadoes, fires, floods, and workplace or home safety issues, there are many other risks facing farm families that can have major impact on your operation and your family’s well-being. Just as you should prepare for a major storm or fire,…

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Planting season is here; remain alert to large farm equipment on Indiana roads

Source: Indiana State Department of Agriculture INDIANA (April 21, 2022) — Planting season is quickly approaching for Indiana’s 94,000 farmers. With the warm weather and sunshine, Hoosier motorists will also see more large slow-moving farm equipment traveling Indiana’s rural roads and highways. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department…

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Indiana Severe Weather and Flood Preparedness Week 2022

SOURCE: National Weather Service – Indianapolis Governor Eric Holcomb has proclaimed March 13-19, 2022 to be Severe Weather Preparedness Week in the state of Indiana. The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, the American Red Cross, and Amateur Radio Operators will conduct a statewide test of communication systems…

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Act Now to Protect Against Increased Cyber Risks

Sources: Indiana Office of Technology, Indiana State Police, Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security, State of Indiana NOTE: Although we usually focus on disasters or emergency situations likely to occur in rural Indiana, sometimes events on the other side of the world can potentially affect our lives in ways we don’t expect. This news release from…

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Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza Diagnosed in Indiana Poultry Flock

Source: Indiana State Board of Animal Health INDIANAPOLIS (9 February 2022)—The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has been notified by theU.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory that poultry from a commercial turkeyfarm in Dubois County has tested positive for highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza. Avian influenza does not present a food…

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Act Now to Protect Against Increased Cyber Risks

February 25, 2022

Sources: Indiana Office of Technology, Indiana State Police, Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security, State of Indiana NOTE: Although we usually focus on disasters or emergency situations likely to occur in rural Indiana, sometimes events on the other side of the world can potentially affect our lives in ways we don’t expect. This news release from…

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Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza Diagnosed in Indiana Poultry Flock

February 11, 2022

Source: Indiana State Board of Animal Health INDIANAPOLIS (9 February 2022)—The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has been notified by theU.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory that poultry from a commercial turkeyfarm in Dubois County has tested positive for highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza. Avian influenza does not present a food…

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Portable Generators are Great Tools, but Use them Safely!

February 1, 2022

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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