Stay safe when working in hot weather

Farm work must get done, no matter what the temperatures are outside. However, working in hot weather can be dangerous if you don’t take steps to protect yourself. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) provides the following tips for people who work out in the hot weather. FULL STORY »

Drought hurts Southwest Kansas dairy farms (video)

Volatility in the dairy market is sending western Kansas dairy farmers on an emotional roller coaster. However, something else is forcing them to make significant sacrifices. FULL STORY »

Keep some cash on hand

Financial advisors encourage saving an emergency fund to cover unexpected expenses and typically encourage banking the savings in an interest-bearing account. “That’s sound advice, yet having cash available is also a must,” says Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. FULL STORY »

Preventing runoff into the Mississippi River Play video

Keeping farm field runoff from reaching the Mississippi River is the focus of a U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation effort centered in Missouri. FULL STORY »

Local disasters: Motivation to prepare

Less familiar but more frequent farm-scale catastrophes. FULL STORY »

New tool kit aids financial recovery after disasters

Individuals and families now have a tool kit to help them recover financially after experiencing a natural disaster. FULL STORY »

Midwest, Plains bankers worry about flood effects

Rural bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states worry that Missouri River flooding will hurt the region's economy. FULL STORY »

When the media calls…

A plethora of resources are available within our industry to help you with the media. FULL STORY »

Safety first

Tom Drendel, agricultural safety specialist, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, asks farmers to put on their “safety” hat and walk through their farm, focusing on hazards without regard to how much money or time it will take to fix them. FULL STORY »

Assess future crop insurance needs carefully

This spring's weather should serve as a reminder to you to review your current crop insurance policies and reconsider future coverage. The deadline to buy insurance for this year's crops passed, but you should begin to consider different options for next year, notes George Patrick, a Purdue University extension agricultural economist who specializes in risk management. FULL STORY »

Disaster resiliency requires accounting for unique family needs

Farm life is hectic under normal situations; in the rush to respond or cope following a disaster, there will be many competing needs to be addressed. Preparing and preplanning can complete some of the most important of these needs before the rush to respond arrives. FULL STORY »

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