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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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Preparing Foods During a Power Failure

February 1, 2022

During a power failure, cooking and eating habits must change to fit the situation. You may have no heat, no refrigeration, and limited safe drinking water. In addition, health risks from contaminated or spoiled food may increase. When preparing food during a power outage: Conserve fuel Consider the amount of cooking time needed for particular…

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Protecting Livestock During Winter Storms

February 1, 2022

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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Protect Your Plumbing and Appliances during a Winter Power Failure

February 1, 2022

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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