FYI Magazine "Agriculture"
- Published on Friday, 31 July 2015 00:29
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- Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 00:50
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Though it's easy for suburbanites or city dwellers to go months, if not years, without seeing a farm, the most recent agriculture census for which information is available notes that in 2007 there were 2.1 million farms in the United States. Those farms spanned 922 million acres, shedding light on the fact that while many Americans might not see farms on a daily basis, that doesn't mean the country isn't still a great home to farmland.
- Published on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 00:42
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Kids often find farms fascinating places to visit. Playing with animals and running around in the vast outdoors are just what many kids adore.
As fun as farms can be for kids, parents know they can be equally as dangerous, especially for kids visiting farms on vacation or school trips.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:03
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Many occupations are hazardous, few more so than agricultural labor. Farmers recognize that they must be diligent in their efforts to prevent nonfatal and fatal injuries.
According to the most recent statistics, farmers face a fatality rate of 25.1 for every 100,000 workers. In 2008, 456 farmers and farm workers lost their lives to work-related injuries. What's particularly risky about agricultural work is that it tends to be a family profession. That puts all members of the family at risk for injury. On average, 113 youth under the age of 20 die annually from farm-related injuries.