As harvest approaches, farmers
are reminded that an Illinois
Harvest Permit is available.
This allows you to carry ag
products up to 10% overweight.
You need to obtain a permit from each jurisdiction whose roads you'll be traveling on.
Teachers Can Sign Up for Pollinator and Incubator Kits
in America with 574 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. There are tips we can all do to make this year's harvest a safer one.
Stickers to reminder farmers and
farm workers to be safe in and
around grain bins are now available at
the Vermilion County Farm Bureau office.
These 12"x12" stickers can be place on grain bins near doors and ladders to remind workers about making sure it is safe to enter the bin.
These stickers are free, but there is a limited supply on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by and get yours today.
Simple safety steps for farmers:
• Keep SMV signs, lights, and the body of farm vehicles clean. Also, depositing anything on the road that obstructs traffic is illegal and dangerous.
• Travel in farm vehicles at low traffic times when possible. Roads are typically busiest on weekdays when people are traveling to and from work.
• Continue to be observant. As always, be aware and attentive when driving. Distracted driving is just as dangerous in farm vehicles as it is in regular vehicles.
Grain Bin Safety
Environmental action is an organizational priority for Illinois Farm Bureau.
Since 2015, IFB has committed over $1.5 million to support implementation of the Illinois Nutrient Loss
Reduction Strategy (NLRS). The IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant Program is an example of how IFB and
county Farm Bureaus (CFBs) partner to create lasting impacts in nutrient stewardship, funding projects that take innovative approaches to improving soil health and water quality. Due to COVID-19, in-person Nutrient Stewardship Field Days were not
possible. Instead, IFB worked to produce Virtual Field Days to
share the work of counties and their partners involved in the
IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant program. Each Virtual Field
Day video features a brief summary of the effort, video links to
speaker presentationsand a booklet of preliminary results.
National Farm Safety & Health Week
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
National Farm Safety & Health Week
- September 20-26
First Day of Fall - September 22
Office Closed: Columbus Day - October 12
Board of Directors Meeting - October 15
Deadline to Request Mail-in Ballot - October 29
Election Day - November 3
Simple safety steps for drivers:
• Find the lights on farm vehicles. The amber lights should be visible to the front and rear, and flashing as a warning to other motorists.
• Slow down as soon as you see a farm vehicle and the orange SMV emblem. Most farm equipment only travels 15 to 20 miles per hour, so it is crucial to slow down before it is too late.
• Harvest season typically runs from September through November. Drivers should expect to see farm vehicles on the road during this time.
The theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week 2020 is “Every Farmer Counts”. This theme is one that reminds us that it is in everyone’s best interest to prioritize the health and safety of those who work so hard to provide our abundant supply of food, fiber and fuel. The 2018 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous
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