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Be safe when moving equipment

There are many pitfalls — from not wearing a seatbelt to free-wheeling in higher gears — that increase the chances of being in a serious accident

According to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) program, 13 per cent of farm-related fatalities across Canada are traffic related, and most involved tractors. During the busy fall harvest season, farmers often travel long distances between fields, and this requires transporting equipment on public roads throughout rural Alberta. Farm equipment is oversized and slow compared […] Read more

FCC Ag Safety Fund accepting applications

This year’s edition of the fund is offering $100,000 for delivery of tractor and machinery safety training

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is accepting applications for the 2015-16 edition of Farm Credit Canada’s Ag Safety Fund. This year, $100,000 will be given to organizations to deliver tractor and machinery safety training in a community setting to Canadian farmers and farm workers. According to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting data, between 1990 and […] Read more