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Take Action Now to Prevent Silo-Filler’s Disease

Take Action Now to Prevent Silo-Filler’s Disease

Soon forage harvesters will be rolling and loads of chopped corn being place in upright or horizontal silos or silage bags. As chopped corn is ensiled, silo gas becomes a concern. This is true for any  crop when it is ensiled. However, more cases of silo-filler’s disease are associated with corn silage due to the […]

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Act 15 Changes to IoH and Ag CMV Laws

Act 15 Changes to IoH and Ag CMV Laws

 Act 15 took effect on April 30, 2015, to clarify and modify certain provisions. The most significant changes include: Modified the definition of an Ag CMV and allows Ag CMVs that directly harvest farm products, distribute feed to livestock, or apply lime, spray, seeds, or fertilizer (but not manure) to have the same axle weight […]

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New Video on Horizontal Silo Management

New Video on Horizontal Silo Management

Interested in making quality forage in your horizontal silos? Wanting to train your employees on horizontal silo management including safety? Horizontal Silo Management -Doing it Right is a new 4-part video series developed and produced by UW-Extension Center for Agricultural Safety and Health in cooperation with University of Wisconsin – Extension Dairy and Forage Teams.  Horizontal […]

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Employer Responsibilities When Hiring Youth Workers

Employer Responsibilities When Hiring Youth Workers

A neighbor’s teenager comes to you looking for summertime work. You could use some extra help on the farm and remember reading about Department of Labor Child Labor Rules. Yes, there are regulations related to youth employment in agriculture that as an employer it is important know. Youth employees, like all employees, are to be […]

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Dyed Fuel Use in Ag CMVs

Dyed Fuel Use in Ag CMVs

In the outreach for WI Act 377 the new definition of an Ag CMV brought up questions related to using dyed fuel in these vehicles. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (http://www.revenue.wi.gov/) has updated Publication 307 Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Information. Publication 307 has been updated to provide information related to using in dyed fuel in […]

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Time for Annual Tractor Operator Training

Time for Annual Tractor Operator Training

Spring weather is arriving to Wisconsin and soon fieldwork activities will be in full swing. Are your employees or family members ready for the work ahead operating farm tractors or machinery?    OSHA standard 29 CFR1928.51 provides guidance on basic requirements to include in your tractor operator safety. Whether the operator is a hir Your training session […]

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