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Driving Risk During the Fall Harvest

- November 7, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Summer has gone, and around here we have gotten into harvest season. This means large slow equipment for the next several months on most of the secondary roads often times with minimal lighting (usually the SMV triangle or just flashing …  Read more …

Field and Equipment Fires During Harvest

- November 3, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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During harvest, Farmers hope for dry weather conditions to help insure a quick and timely harvest. But with dry conditions the chance of fire also greatly increases. Stalks, leaves and grain dust can build up and with a heat source …  Read more …

Smoke in the Field – Drivers in Rural Areas Need to be Aware

- October 31, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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As I watch the news, I see and hear about the dry conditions and wildfires out west and think, “Man, I’m glad I don’t have to worry about that.” Then I heard the sirens, saw the fire trucks and smelled …  Read more …