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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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Announcing 2015 County Farm Safety Grants Available

Announcing 2015 County Farm Safety Grants Available

The University of Wisconsin Center for Agricultural Safety and Health announces the availability of $ 19,200 to award grants for sponsoring farm safety and health education, training or informational programs. Grants will be awarded for amounts up to $500.00 per county with groups securing or providing equal matching funds. Proposals are due  by February 23, […]

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Caution Silo Gas may be Present

Caution Silo Gas may be Present

During this stretch of nice fall weather, forage harvesters are busy in the corn fields. Silo gas is a concern with any crop when it is ensiled. However, more case of silo-filler’s disease are associated with corn silage due to the increase nitrate levels in corn compared to other forages. Take steps to prevent silo-filler’s […]

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Farm worker safety exhibit honored for innovative display at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

Farm worker safety exhibit honored for innovative display at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

Madison, Wis. – Agriculture ranks as one of the most dangerous industries nationally, so when University of Wisconsin educators have the opportunity to reach thousands of farmers and farm workers at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days they take it. The “Farm to Field Take Safety Along” exhibit which identified farm hazards and provided ways to improve […]

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Spring Thaw Road Restrictions

Spring Thaw Road Restrictions

While proposed regulations for Implements of Husbandry (IoH)  are in the final steps in the legislative process, spring arrived in Wisconsin. As warmer temperatures bring the frost out of the ground, road surfaces are vulnerable to damage.   This winter’s cold temperatures resulted in deeper frost and potential for increased road damage.  IoH are required […]

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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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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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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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IoH/Ag CMV Permits Now on DOT website

IoH/Ag CMV Permits Now on DOT website

2013 Wisconsin Act 377 created a free permit for Implements of Husbandry (IoH)  and Agricultural Commercial Motor Vehicles (Ag CMV)  exceeding the new weight and length limits. The permits must be obtained from the maintaining authority (municipality, town, county, state) of the roads to be operated upon. WisDOT created the application which will be used by all […]

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