The tragedy repeatedly makes news headlines: People entrapped in grain storage bins with only seconds to react before they are engulfed and suffocated. Understanding how people get trapped in grain bins Scenario 1: A worker enters the top of a grain bin, and the auger begins running to unload the grain. Within five seconds, the…

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As fall harvest goes into full swing, farmers need to remember to be safe out in the fields and on the roadways.  Farm safety is always important! Penn State Cooperative Extension has created a list of eight things farmers should remember to ensure a safe harvest: 1.  Use a rollover protection structure.  Many farmers use older…

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Farmers often struggle to seek help for themselves.  Many of us were taught to be independent and to “grin and bear it” when tough times come around.  Please do not let your pride stand in the way of getting what you need.  Approaching someone – be it spouse, parent, relative or friend – who needs…

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