EHS for Agriculture News

  • EPA Launches Pesticide Worker Protection Dashboard

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched a new Pesticide Worker Protection Dashboard (Dashboard). EPA states this Dashboard is “focused on the universe of agricultural operations regulated and farm workers and pesticide handlers covered by the Worker Protection ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • OSU Agriculture Safety and Health Professionals Offer Grain Handling Safety Tips

    With grain harvest well underway statewide thanks to favorable weather conditions throughout the region, growers are reminded that taking extra precautions when handling grain can lessen the potential for injury. When working around grain storage facilities, incidents such as slips, trips, falls, severe trauma injuries, entanglement or engulfment can happen in a fraction of a second, said Kent ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Fall Harvest Requires Increased Focus on Safety

    Working long hours without an adequate amount of sleep is just one example of how farmers can increase their risk of injury during harvest, a safety expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said. Knowing some simple safety precautions to take during harvesting is critical for farmers to reduce the potential for injuries, said Andy Bauer, ...


    By Ohio State University

  • ‘We can feed the world and do it safely,’ says ag industry group

    If our agriculture industry is going to feed the world’s population, we should care enough to do it safely, humanely and sustainably. That is the message of the Agricultural Safety Council of America (ASHCA), a not-for-profit coalition of agribusinesses, producer organizations and safety professionals that is planning and promoting actions to make agriculture much safer and healthier. ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • Hunger about more than food production, FAO Conference hears

    If the world wants to conquer hunger, it needs to tackle all the causes of hunger simultaneously particularly poverty, and not just concentrate on producing more food, Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics, told the opening session of the FAO Conference. Delivering the McDougall Memorial Lecture on food security, Sen said: "The main factors behind the continuation of world hunger include the ...

  • Presidential Memorandum Calls for Increased Federal Procurement of Biobased Products

    President Obama signed a February 21, 2012, memorandum entitled "Driving Innovation and Creating Jobs in Rural America through Biobased and Sustainable Product Procurement." The BioPreferred Program, which was established by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) and amended by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill), is intended to increase ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Presidential memorandum calls for increased federal procurement of biobased products

    President Obama signed a February 21, 2012, memorandum entitled "Driving Innovation and Creating Jobs in Rural America through Biobased and Sustainable Product Procurement." The BioPreferred Program, which was established by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) and amended by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill), is intended to increase ...


    By Acta Group

  • NIH study finds two pesticides associated with Parkinson`s disease

    New research shows a link between use of two pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, and Parkinson's disease. People who used either pesticide developed Parkinson's disease approximately 2.5 times more often than non-users. The study was a collaborative effort conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is part of the National Institutes of ...

  • IGNIA completes closing of fund I at US$102 million

    IGNIA Fund I, LP Latin America"s first and largest impact investing fund, announced today that after seven rounds, it has concluded its fundraising process having reached US$102 million to serve businesses at the base of the socio-economic pyramid. This last round was led by J.P. Morgan with a US$5 million commitment and by Corporacion Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital (Fondo de Fondos), who ...

  • Keeping alive − a new year`s resolution for farmers in Wales

    Farmers across Wales are being encouraged to make their New Year's resolution a promise to come home safe from the field. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched the next phase in its 'Make the Promise' campaign at an agriculture safety day at Welshpool Livestock Market with the stark message that people are still dying in needless farm accidents. Across Great Britain, 38 people lost their ...

  • New developing country network seeks to break down science barriers

    Scientific organisations and researchers working in developing countries will be brought together through a network to be launched later this year. The programme, Scientists Without Borders, is an initiative of the New York Academy of Sciences. It seeks to integrate the efforts of the scientific and health community to address global health, agriculture and energy challenges in accordance with ...

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