January 16, 2014
Nine lives were reported lost due to farm work-related accidents in 2013 in Virginia—one less than in 2012.
August 22, 2013
Farm Safety For Just Kids and Successful Farming magazine are offering $250 grants for farm projects that improve safety for children.
July 03, 2013
An experiment in Wisconsin is using QR codes to help first responders deal with farm emergencies. But there are simple low-tech options for all farmers who want to share emergency information.
May 16, 2013
Virginia Farm Bureau reminds all farmers to examine equipment used for cutting and baling before heading out to the hayfield.
March 21, 2013
Raising food on a farm often calls for moving tractors and other equipment on roadways during the spring, summer and fall.
February 21, 2013
State and county Farm Bureaus nationwide are advocating making safety a top priority this spring through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program. They will observe Agricultural Safety Awareness Week March 3-9.
January 10, 2013
Ten lives were reported lost due to farm work-related accidents in Virginia during 2012—three more than in 2011.
August 22, 2012
When using a large truck to move farm products, it’s important to know size and weight limits on state and federal roads.
June 14, 2012
A new farm safety and health resource is available online from eXtension, a research- and education-based website supported by 74 land grant universities, including Virginia State University and Virginia Tech.
January 12, 2012
Seven lives were reported lost due to farm work-related accidents in 2011—one more than in 2010.
January 05, 2012
Virginia Farm Bureau is encouraging farmers to make sure their farms are prepared for severe winter weather.
December 29, 2011
When the weather turns cold, some farmers begin working more often in unheated barns and workshops. Many also begin using wood-burning stoves or space heaters, which can present safety concerns.
September 29, 2011
Fire hazards in farm buildings can be devastating to a farmer’s property and wallet.
May 13, 2011
Before heading out to the hay field, farmers should examine equipment to ensure it’s in proper working order.
May 12, 2011
Before heading out to the hay field, remember to examine equipment to ensure it is in proper working order.
March 10, 2011
Farming is one of the nation’s most hazardous occupations, but it’s been getting safer to raise a family on the farm for more than two decades, according to a new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
February 17, 2011
A total of eight lives were reported lost due to farm work-related accidents in 2010—six fewer than in 2009.
January 06, 2011
In a joint venture between the Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH is providing free cost-effective rollover protection structures, or CROPS, to 25 farm tractor owners.
August 05, 2010
All-terrain vehicles see plenty of farm and recreational use in the summer, and Virginia Farm Bureau is encouraging ATV owners and parents of young ATV riders to be informed.
January 21, 2010
As the temperature drops, it’s important to work safely and take your time.
“Yes, it’s cold outside and you want to get finished quickly and get inside where it’s warm, but that’s usually when people get hurt,” said Jimmy Maass, safety coordinator for Virginia Farm Bureau.