Meatpackers Face Close COVID Scrutiny – DTN Feb 4, 2021

🕔Feb 4, 2021
A House subcommittee has launched an investigation into COVID-19 outbreaks at meatpacking plants owned by Tyson Foods Inc., JBS USA and Smithfield Foods Inc., as well as the response from […]

Food Supply Chain is Breaking; Euthanize Animals Possible – DTN Apr 28, 2020

🕔Apr 28, 2020
The food supply chain is breaking, the chairman of Tyson Foods warned over the weekend amid an increasing clamor for a rapid federal response to restore operations to the country’s […]

Worker Protection: 5 Steps to Ensure Proper Respirator Compliance Apr 16, 2019

🕔Apr 16, 2019
Under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) as revised in 2015, there are specific requirements for handlers when pesticide labels require the use of a respirator. Handlers are employees, owners, and […]

Minnesota: Chlorpyrifos – Remember Best Management Practices, Respirator Requirements Aug 8, 2018

🕔Aug 8, 2018
The challenges posed by soybean aphid resistance to pyrethroid insecticides have resulted in more growers turning to insecticides containing chlorpyrifos for management of soybean aphid outbreaks. Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate […]

Farm Safety: Keeping Employees Safe Starts with a Team Approach – DTN Jan 20, 2017

🕔Jan 20, 2017
Unfortunately, most of us know someone who has been injured in a farming accident. One of my own family members was involved in a serious accident a few years ago. […]

Fertilizer: Court Says OSHA Acted Improperly On Retail Handling Changes Oct 10, 2016

🕔Oct 10, 2016
This post is not legal advice In July of 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum revising the retail exemption for facilities that would be exempt […]

OSHA’s Anhydrous Ammonia Regs Rejected Due to Improper Procedure – DTN Sep 26, 2016

🕔Sep 26, 2016
A federal agency violated the law in its attempt to tighten regulations on anhydrous ammonia following the ammonium nitrate explosion and tragedy that killed 15 people at West Fertilizer Co. […]

Ag Retailers Sue OSHA Over Anhydrous Ammonia Regulations May 16, 2016

🕔May 16, 2016
Ag retailers who sell fertilizers have sued the Occupational Safety Hazard Administration over the agency’s move to further regulate anhydrous ammonia in what the industry sees as a change that […]

Fertilizer: What Happens if Retailers Stop Selling Anhydrous Ammonia? – DTN Mar 25, 2016

🕔Mar 25, 2016
As John Oehlerking was busy applying anhydrous ammonia Tuesday on his farm near Elmwood, Nebraska, he had more on his mind than the usual precautions and care typically given the […]

Family Farm: Accident Forces to Tough Decision to Leave – DTN Sep 25, 2015

🕔Sep 25, 2015
John Moore’s family is leaving their Manhattan, Illinois, farm — not an easy decision for a farmstead that dates back to 1926. The farm economy is tough, but there’s so […]

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