No one will argue that Indiana weather can be unpredictable. A long-term drought could be overtaken by major flooding all in the course of days. During the spring and summer, farmers are growing their crops and rainfall is needed to …Read More.
Spring has sprung in the Hoosier state. It’s planting season for many of the state’s roughly 58,000 farmers. While you prepare to plant the crops that keep the world fed, Indiana Electric Cooperatives reminds you to spring into safety — especially …Read More.
Indiana linemen work with high-voltage power lines every day as they restore power and maintain lines to prevent outages. But they use personal protection equipment to stay safe. Everyone else should avoid contact with power lines. Large overhead power lines can …Read More.
Thanks to electricity, Indiana’s farm animals enjoy a level of comfort and cleanliness that wasn’t even imaginable a century ago. However, the wonders of electricity also carry some dangers for livestock and other animals, cautions Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana …Read More.
Indiana farmers who are planning to move or install new grain bins this year need to know about current electrical safety standards. “The National Electric Safety Code specifies the minimum safe distance between grain bins and power lines,” explains Rick …Read More.
When fire strikes a farm building, the damage can be devastating. Beyond the impacts to the structure itself, a fire can destroy a large number of animals, and can bring years of herd improvements to a tragic end. Because most …Read More.
You’re probably aware that farming is one of the nation’s most hazardous occupations. What you may not realize is that many hazards on Indiana farms relate to electricity, says Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “Each year, between 30 …Read More.
Farming is the ninth most dangerous job in the U.S., according to a 2012 report from TIME magazine, which cited heavy equipment and large animals as hazards. Those at Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) want you to be aware of another hazard …Read More.
With the arrival of harvest time, Indiana’s farmers are shifting into high gear as they move into their fields to bring in their crops. All that increased activity puts farmers and farm workers at greater risk, warns Rick Coons, CEO …Read More.
Technology has significantly transformed Indiana’s farms. It reduces the need for physical labor and gives farmers the ability to operate much larger and more sophisticated farms. Electricity is one of the farmers’ most helpful technologies, as long as it’s used …Read More.