Agricultural equipment is dangerous. There are 500-600 accidental fatalities a year related to tractors alone. Whether it’s self-propelled machines such as tractors and ATVs, handling equipment, or aerial lifts, there is a high risk for accidents to happen if the proper precautions are not taken. That is why it is important for an Ag equipment dealer to take the proper steps to ensure that every machine has been evaluated correctly and every customer is given the opportunity to become knowledgeable in the safety habits and precautions needed to avoid potential accidents.
A county attorney in Utah dropped agricultural interference (which animal activists have dubbed "ag-gag") charges against four animal activists who were taking photos at a Utah pig farm in September, according to media reports. The activists, members of Bethesda, Md.-based Farm Animal Rights Movement, pleaded not guilty last week to the charges, filed under a law that prohibits undercover investigations at agricultural facilities.
March 20, 2014. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration passed new laws changing the requirements of what a serving size is on food product labels. Parts of the nutritional information will now be highlighted such as calories, sugar content and portions. The new labels will need to disclose the stats for each serving size as well as the stats for the entire package. You may find an FDA discussion of the new requirements HERE.