Maintaining your most important machines

It’s important to stay alert when working on machinery that could eat you up and spit you out in a fraction of a second. I was standing beside a combine once and saw the operator’s manual slowly slide off the header and into the feederhouse. I turned my head as quick as I could but […] Read more

Producers' role in averting disasters like this fire will be part of guidelines expected this spring. | File photo

Emergency planning key to averting disasters on farms

A grass fire burned precariously close to the edge of Larson Custom Feeders near Fort Macleod, Alberta., January 4, 2012. With cattle in the pens and the fire whipped by high winds, there was no time for workers to move the animals. A firebreak and action by responding fire departments averted disaster, but what can […] Read more