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Fatigue during spring seeding is dangerous, work safe

Know the warning signs and 
set sensible limits

Seeding and the spring work frenzy puts you at greater risk of serious injury due to fatigue. “Too many farmers push themselves, especially during the really busy times,” said Kenda Lubeck, farm safety co-ordinator with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “Too often, it is a case of wanting to finish a field even though fatigue […] Read more

Another good reason to be a farmer

Living in the country improves your mental health, say researchers writing in the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science & Technology. Mathew P. White and colleagues note that mental well-being is a major public health issue, with unipolar depressive disorder the leading cause of disability in middle- to high-income countries. Some research suggests that part […] Read more