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Farming is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States, with 20.3 farm fatalities occurring annually for every 100,000 farm workers. With an average of 60,000 farm workers in Alabama, these figures suggest an average of 12 farm worker fatalities annually in Alabama. Not included in these statistics are the numerous accidents that result in injury. You can reduce the numbers by teaching your workers safe work practices and by using those practices yourself.
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Emergency Preparedness and Response site includes information on topics such as animal health Emergency, pet evacuation and shelter, plant health emergency, and emergency contacts.
Farm Safety and Security
- U. S. Department of Labor, Office of Safety and Health Administration includes on its Web site technical links to safety and health topics such as agricultural operations and grain handling.
- Farm Safety 4 Just Kids is a nonprofit organization that provides individuals, families and communities with educational opportunities and resources.
- Environmental Protection Agency Pesticide Safety Program
- State Veterinarian
- eXtension Agricultural Disaster Preparedness provides information on farm security, agro- and biosecurity, and other related topics.
Preparing for Disasters
- The Alabama Forestry Commission provides information about rural community fire protection as well as the current status of county fire alerts.
- Alabama’s Water Quality Program includes a comprehensive database of answers to questions on a variety of water-related topics. The questions are subcategorized under general information or one of the eight current USDA/CSREES water quality themes.
- USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service provides information on current agricultural hot issues, including plant and animal diseases.
- National Plant Diagnostic Network
- Southern Plant Diagnostic Network
- Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) Disaster Assistance Participation Requires Crop/Livestock Insurance and NAP.
- The USDA's Natural Disaster Assistance site provides assistance to farmers and other rural residents after natural disasters. This site also includes information for farmers who have losses resulting from crop or livestock disease or pest infestation.
- The Risk Management Agency of the USDA provides information on a variety of issues that concern agriculture producers.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency provides the following links: