This week andÂ every week, COUNTRY FinancialÂ raises awareness of the health and safety risks Americaâ€™s farmers face. Every year, more than 12,000 youth are hurt in anÂ agriculture related incident â€“ even more adults add to the devastatingly highÂ numbers. Thatâ€™s why National Farm Safety and Health Week is focusing on â€śFarmÂ Safety â€“ A Legacy to Be Proud Of.â€ť â€śThe number of young people who are injured or killed each year in agriculture-related accidents is upsetting,â€ť said Eric Vanasdale, senior loss control representative at COUNTRY Financial. â€śNo one wants to see the life of a child lost, especially when precautions couldâ€™ve been taken …
During planting season, farmers work long hours and on tight deadlines. While some farmers may have already started planting, others whose crops are insured under the Federal Crop Insurance Program follow specific deadlines for getting corn and soybeans into the ground.
Youâ€™ve probably heard the phrase lightning never strikes the same place twice. So, why does the National Weather Service report the Empire State Building receives an average of 25 strikes per year?
Youâ€™re probably familiar with emergency kits, but what about â€śemergency kitty litterâ€ť?
Have you ever left a can of soda in the freezer? As the weather gets colder, frozen pipes can expand the same way, and eventually burst
Two and a half minutes â€“ thatâ€™s all it takes for a candleâ€™s flame to engulf an entire room.