Safety and First Aid on the Farm

  Of the nearly 2 million full-time farmworkers in the U.S. in 2012, 374 died from work-related injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an additional 167 agricultural workers suffer a lost work time injury every day, and 5 percent of these injuries result in permanent impairment. These numbers have declined significantly in recent years as regulations around safety and preparedness have developed, but agriculture is still a dangerous business, and growers need to prioritize safety and emergency response as a part of their operations.
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10/22/2014 - Weed Scientists Uproot Common "Superweed" Myths

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10/21/2014 - CropLife America Elects Board Leadership and Honors Award Recipients

During its annual meeting at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, CropLife America (CLA) announced annual election results. "The CLA board of directors offers immeasurable leadership and guidance, and we thank them for their time and dedication ...More

10/20/2014 - T-L Irrigation Introduces Precision Mobile Drip Irrigation

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10/19/2014 - USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Create New Economic Opportunities and Grow Markets for Local Producers

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