Stay Safe, Farmers, and Recognize National Farm Safety and Health Week

This week is National Farm Safety and Health Week – and this year’s theme – Agricultural Safety and Health: A Family Affair – focuses on family farms. The majority of the agricultural industry is still based on families – according to International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health President George Cook. Agriculture is more than seven times as dangerous as other U.S. industries – with 621 fatalities in 2010. The Society encourages everyone to promote awareness of safety solutions all year long. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.