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ISSUE DATE: 07/21/2014

The next-to-last place any farmer should visit is here

By Larry Dreiling

If a farmer is injured in an on-farm accident, the last place any farmer wants to visit is a funeral home because that means he’s dead. Even worse, it’s the last place when someone the farmer loves dies a premature accidental death.

About the next-to-last place any farmers should visit is a prosthetics lab because it means they’ve lost a limb.

According to the Amputee Coalition, there are about 2 million people in the U.S. living with limb loss. While about 54 percent of those losses are due to vascular disease such as complications from diabetes and peripheral arterial disease and less than 2 percent are due to cancer, about 45 percent are attributable to industrial accidents. About one-third of those industrial accidents happen on the farm.

Farmers in accidents are twice as likely to lose a limb than any other injury. According to the University of Georgia Extension’s Farm Again program, which assists farmers with disabilities, on-farm amputation accidents generally fall into four categories.


Affordable Care Act offers options for health insurance
Ditch the myths, EPA administrator says
Experts address myths about poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac
House ag panels examine farm bill, biotech
Houses passes bonus depreciation bill
'Land grabbing' could help feed at least 300M people, study suggests
NMSU Extension wildland fire specialist gives tips for protecting homes
Obama administration hosts first 'Made in Rural America' forum to promote rural exports
Speaker provides insight for agriculture industry
The next-to-last place any farmer should visit is here
USDA to invest in Red River Basin conservation effort
Western Organization of Resource Councils announces executive director


Brownback pushes back on "federal overreach"
Colorado Proud launches 'Choose Colorado Tour' on Aug. 1
Cotton Industry Seeks Volunteer Leaders
High Plains Cotton Acreage Down From 2012
Hoffman Harvesters: Goodland harvest good despite hail
How burdensome are corn supplies?
Iowa State University Field Days cater to gardeners seeking new plants
K-State Risk & Profit Conference set for Aug. 21-22
Misener Family Harvesters: Cutting and cleaning
New research progress reports available for ISU's Iowa Nutrient Research Center
Nigerian executives examine Midwest HRW crop
Oklahoma Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference set for Aug. 7-8
Osowski crew: Picture perfect day
Roland Harvesting: Good run bringing smiles
Soil Renaissance Strategic Plan serves as a framework to advance soil health
Spots still available, deadline extended for No-till on the Plains bus tour
Stripe rust, wheat stem sawfly pestering southeast Wyoming wheat fields
Water Vision Team makes statewide trek
Wheat U set for Aug. 5 in Wichita
Winter canola production meeting planned
Z Crew: 'The gang' is all here


4-H members shine in horse training project
Ag secretary proposes closing sheep station
American Gelbvieh Junior Association elects board of directors
BBQ index shows shrinking cattle herds driving up beef costs
Beef market wants more Prime
Capture value in marketing feeder calves
CDA reminds cattle owners to test herds for bovine trich
Central States Fair sets new livestock show dates
Dan Harris elected Livestock Marketing Association president
Extension to host K-State Beef Conference in Salina
Fat and the ideal beef end point
Finale results show this feedout most profitable since 2005
Getting kids horseback made simple
Hereford youth exhibit 1,128 entries at Junior National Hereford Expo
Kansas animal health officials working with USDA officials on PEDv federal order protocols
Kansas Hereford Association to have tour August 16-17
Kansas Livestock Foundation names scholarship recipients
K-State awarded grant for international collaboration on global issues
Local dairy left out in the cold
Missouri Dairy Association: State farm bills about more than deer
MU offers risk management programs for livestock producers
Nebraska Cattlemen to host statewide educational road trip
Nebraska Cattlemen welcomes new south central field staff member
Researchers find cost-effective diets for pregnant beef cows
South Texas study shows benefits of Brahman and British crossbred cattle
Spraberry combines passion for communication and agriculture
Swine Health Symposium set for July 21
TAHC updates vesicular stomatitis status in state
Theis Named Junior Herdsman at the 2014 NJAS
Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship now accepting 2014 applications
U.S. immigrant population increasing interest in meat goats


A different suit in Washington
Friends remind friends: Be careful


Dry years remind us of a different time
Firm adds capacity for nutritional specialty product
Gone fishin'
How you going?
Mix tank application works for growers
Parasite infestation can hit pastures
Show your #FairThanks


Amarillo livestock sales summary
Cool weather with rain dominates South Dakota
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ericson livestock auction report
Fort Smith livestock auction report
Grain market close
Grains close lower
Hay trade mixed
Hay trade, movement slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter sales report
Hot, dry conditions persist Texas
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock auction report
Mild summer temps; row crops in good condition Oklahoma
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
Second cutting alfalfa underway Minnesota
Some areas of state receive rain New Mexico
South Central direct sheep sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Warm, dry conditions spur crop development Colorado
Wheat harvest nearing completion Kansas
Wheat harvest progress reaches 95 percent Missouri
Wheat harvest progressing northward Nebraska


Consider oats and turnips for fall grazing
Fall and winter forage is expensive
Fly control/pinkeye prevention needs to be continuous
Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney to include live cattle handling demo
State FSA approves emergency haying and grazing in 44 counties


Family sampler
Halterman's country-style charm appealing
Helpful household tips
Kansas 4-H awards scholarships to 62 students
Rain barrels part of sustainable gardening
Savor the fruits of your labor
School lunch program findings indicate success

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