STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Please, be safe out there
May is almost here, and the month will be crazy-busy for area agriculturalists. The late spring has delayed planted, so farmers and others involved in ag will face extra pressure this planting season.... Posted on 4/30/13 at 9:16 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Five Acts of Farm Safety
Act I Excluding safety
Farm life has always involved lots of hard work. Although most have traded hand tools for massive equipment, long hours still wear
farmers down. Wet weather has increased the s... Posted on 6/23/11 at 11:41 PM
Seeing men die in an ugly fashion, buried in grain bins, pushed Dale Ekdahl to do something. The Elbow Lake, Minn., man, retired from a career in the Army, started building and selling “grain bin rescue tubes.” Last week, Paul Coppin, general manager of Reynolds (N.D.) United Co-op invited Ekdahl to talk to local firefighters and elevator employees.
Ekdahl’s “tubes” are really 18-inch-wide curved lengths of shiny aluminum, with ladder steps welded on the outside.
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