Health & Safety Articles
Guidelines for preventing accidents while haying this summer
In 2019, farms and ranches were the most fatal occupational location in Montana with the majority of those fatalities involving a tractor, pickup, or four-wheeler. This is the time of year we see an increase in machine related accidents and injuries, so share this article with everyone working on your farm or ranch.
‘Driving Safety Home’ is Theme of Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week
Sharing resources that will help farmers and ranchers keep safety top-of-mind through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program is a priority of county and state Farm Bureau leaders across the nation.
National Poll Shows COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on Farmers’ Mental Health
A strong majority of farmers/farmworkers say the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their mental health, and more than half say they are personally experiencing more mental health challenges than they were a year ago, according to a new American Farm Bureau poll.
Hunting Safety in Drought Areas
This year with the extreme drought conditions and threat of more wildfires, it is imperative that everyone enjoying being in the great outdoors take the needed precautions to practice safety to prevent wildfires.
Every Farmer Counts: Staying Safe at Railroad Crossings
The national rail safety education nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. partners with the American Farm Bureau Federation and other groups to remind farm equipment operators to pay extra attention where field and farm access roads cross train tracks.
National Farm Safety and Health Week slated for Sept. 20-26
September 20 through September 26 is National Farm Safety and Health Week. This year’s theme is “Every Farmer Counts” in recognition of America’s hard-working farmers and ranchers.
Grazier takes reins of Montana State Fund Ag Safety Program
Austin Grazier has been hired as the Director of Ag Safety, a position funded by the Montana State Fund. Participating organizations include Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Montana Stockgrowers Association, Montana Wool Growers Association, Montana Grain Growers Association, Montana Pork Producers, Montana Cattleman’s Association, and Montana Organic Association.
Grain Bin Safety Week highlights dangers, accident prevention
To raise awareness about the hazards in the grain handling industry the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety is joining with industry leaders and safety professionals nationwide for the Stand Up4 Grain Safety Week, April 13-17, 2020.
Stay safe during brandings, shearings and other spring agricultural work
Montana Farm Bureau is commending the Department of Livestock and the Montana Department of Public Health for their safety guidelines for agricultural activities in our state during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Farm Bureau steps up with positive messages, mental health resources
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers and ranchers across the state were experiencing hard times with low commodity prices and natural disasters. Farm Bureau is highlighting issues about mental health, stress in rural areas, and the importance of helping each other.