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FLSA rules on overtime pay postponed

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Last May the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced they would be changing overtime regulations effective December 1, 2016. They reasoned that because exempt salary levels for Executive, Administrative and Professional employees had not changed since 2004, an increase in Continue reading

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Early planning key to successful farm transition

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Farm and ranch succession is a looming issue – an estimated 70 percent of U.S. farmland will change hands in the next 20 years. Are you ready? Whether you’re transitioning to a farm management role, or you’ll be coaching new Continue reading

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myHRCounsel provides advice on all things HR

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Imagine having experienced employment and business attorneys, on-call and online anytime, to assist you in keeping your business in complete HR compliance. CHS Insurance has partnered with myHRcounsel, a leading HR and employment practices law firm, to provide you with Continue reading

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Start your seasonal employees on the right safety foot

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Planting season is in full swing, which means your seasonal employees may be back. “Just like a new hire, it’s important to start your seasonal employees on the right safety foot,” says Florija Naas, safety director, CHS Insurance. “Research has Continue reading

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Put a stop to poor lifting techniques

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Whether you are lifting a particularly heavy object or a cumbersome load, you could get seriously injured by using improper carrying technique. Injuries caused by poor lifting and unsafe handling practices are some of the most common in the agriculture Continue reading

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Preserving the life of your business

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If your business were to suffer a property loss, such as a fire, explosion or tornado, that prevented it from earning income, how long could it survive? Restoration, replacement or clean-up could take months or even years to complete. Getting Continue reading

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Successful Grain Bin Rescues Require Specialized Training

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It can be easy to underestimate the strength it would take to pull another individual out of an entrapment. Once someone becomes buried further than knee-deep, grain exerts forces of friction and pressure on a person that prevent self-escape. Once Continue reading

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Working safely in a bin

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Through education and awareness of hazards and safe work practices and procedures, Grain Bin Safety Week and all its partners hope to reduce the number of preventable injuries and deaths associated with grain handling and storage. It takes only seconds Continue reading

Empowering youth to ask questions, work safely

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Youth living and working on family farms and ranches are at increased risk of being involved in grain entrapments and other farm accidents. Nearly one in five entrapments involve youth 11-20 years old. Eighty percent of those entrapments end in Continue reading

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Topics for 2016 Grain Bin Safety Week learning

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As part of the third annual Grain Bin Safety Week, the following topics have been pulled together in easy-to-read pieces on grainbinsafetyweek.com.  Written by industry experts, these articles cover the serious topic of safe grain handling with practical advice. Toxic Continue reading

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