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New slow-moving vehicle video aims to save lives

New slow-moving vehicle video aims to save lives
A new video funded by a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles highway safety grant was created to help reduce traffic deaths involving slow-moving vehicles.



Farmers urged to know their limits during safety week

Farmers urged to know their limits during safety week
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Agricultural Safety Awareness Program will be observed March 3-9.



Motorists, be alert: Spring means farm equipment on roads

Motorists, be alert: Spring means farm equipment on roads
Spring planting and the harvest of wheat and other small grains in May and June means more Virginia farmers will need to be moving tractors and other heavy equipment on public roads.



Spring means farm equipment on roads

Spring means farm equipment on roads
Spring planting and the harvest of wheat and other small grains in May and June mean more Virginia farmers will need to be moving tractors and other heavy equipment on public roads.



Farmers at risk for skin cancer; need to prevent sun damage

Farmers at risk for skin cancer; need to prevent sun damage
Extended amounts of sun exposure can increase the risk of developing skin cancer, especially for those who regularly work outdoors.



It’s never too early to start preparing for hurricanes

It’s never too early to start preparing for hurricanes
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017 were stark reminders of Mother Nature’s destructive force and the need for preventive action before a storm strikes.



Child safety guidelines for farms available online

Child safety guidelines for farms available online
A coalition of farm and ranch parents and agricultural organizations, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, has released a set of guidelines to help parents and others in assigning appropriate tasks for youth who live or work on farms and ranches.



Drivers urged to watch for farm equipment on highways

Drivers urged to watch for farm equipment on highways
Fall is one of the busiest times for farmers to move harvesting equipment on public roads. This is a fact Virginia Farm Bureau Federation members, like Will Roberts of Pittsylvania County, would like to drive home to those unfamiliar with farm machinery.



Follow product guidelines and use caution with heating appliances

Follow product guidelines and use caution with heating appliances
When the weather turns cold, some farmers and homeowners spend time in unheated barns or workshops, and some rely on wood-burning stoves or space heaters to heat the buildings.



Ag safety week highlights hazards facing farmers

Ag safety week highlights hazards facing farmers
Farming ranks as the most dangerous industry in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, every year there are 20 farm work-related deaths for every 100,000 workers, which is six times higher than the combined average for all U.S. workers.



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