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Agricultural safety week to focus on farmers’ best investment

Agricultural safety week to focus on farmers’ best investment
Agricultural safety is one of the best investments for farmers and ranchers.



Careful driving around large trucks means everyone arrives safely

Careful driving around large trucks means everyone arrives safely
U.S. truck drivers travel more than 430 billion miles each year. Large trucks’ size and handling characteristics require careful driving, not only by operators but also by motorists around them.



USDA designates localities for disaster relief following flooding

Two localities in Virginia have qualified for natural disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to losses caused by flooding due to excessive rains since Sept. 1.



Keep the sparkle, avoid the sparks with safe holiday lights!

Keep the sparkle, avoid the sparks with safe holiday lights!
Holiday lights add a festive touch to your home—inside and out! But before you start decorating, make sure you are “current” on how to decorate safely.



A measure of caution can help prevent kitchen fires

In a season when people spend extra time in the kitchen, it’s extra important to cook safely and know what to do in the event of a fire.



Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Got a teen driver? Smart Start Program can help save money

Help your teenage driver get off to a road-smart start—and save money, too—by enrolling in Virginia Farm Bureau’s Smart Start Program.




Use portable generators safely this summer

During a power outage, portable generators are handy for allowing you to have a hot shower and keep your food cold and your home cool. But they do come with a safety risk.



Be cautious when encountering wildlife

With summer come greater opportunities to spend time outdoors. There’s also a greater likelihood of encountering wildlife, and it is important to know what to do when face to face with a coyote, snake, fox or other animal.



Sharing rural roads: Distance and speed are important factors

One of the most important symbols on U.S. rural roads turns 53 years old this year. The red-and-orange triangular slow-moving vehicle emblem adorns the rear of thousands of pieces of farm equipment in Virginia; yet every year there are collisions between automobiles and tractors.



Drivers entering peak season for deer collisions

Virginia drivers’ odds of a collision with a deer are 1 in 97, compared to the national odds of 1 in 169.