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Julia Chow — Agricomp Blog Authors

AgriComp — AgriBusiness Worker's Compensation Safety Group

AgriComp is a workers’ compensation safety group that was created in 1996 and is offered through Texas Mutual Insurance. This group allows many diverse agriculture businesses in Texas to financially benefit by pooling their insurance coverage under one carrier and benefit because of their common association.

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War On Hail

by Julia Chow —
November 19, 2012

A conference called "War on Hail" will take place on November 27, 2012 at the Irving Convention Center. This one-day conference will focus on the issue of hail in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Insurance, Texas had more severe hail events than any state in the country, totalling over $1.5 billion in insured losses across the state. Eleanor Kitzman, the Texas Insurance Commissioner, will lead the meeting and offer insights on hailstorm impacts. For more information about the "War on Hail" conference, please visit: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/commish/waronhail.html

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OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign

by Julia Chow —
September 28, 2012

Falls are the leading cause of death in construction. In 2010, there were 264 fall fatalities (255 falls to lower level) out of 774 total fatalities in construction.

Falls can be prevented and lives can be saved through three simple steps:

1. Plan

2. Provide

3. Train

Visit http://www.osha.gov/stopfalls/index.html for more information.

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West Nile Prevention Tips

by Julia Chow —
September 10, 2012

The Texas Dept. of Health offers West Nile prevention tips to protect your health. The best way to avoid becoming infected is to prevent mosquito bites. There are "Four D's" to remember: DEET, Dress, Dusk and Dawn, and Drain:

Tip 1: Apply insect repellent that contains DEET.

Tip 2: Dress in long sleeves and pants.

Tip 3: Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, the times when infected mosquitoes are most active.

Tip 4: Drain standing water in your backyard and neighborhood.

Although most infected by West Nile virus will not have any signs of illness, 20% who become infected will have fever,…

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We are attending the Texas AgXchange in Robstown, TX October 4 and 5. For more information, go to: http://texasagxchange.com/

This show will feature the latest equipment, technology, and services, as well as field demos, hands-on educational programs, and guided research tours. The Texas AgXchange will also include vegetable, fruit, citrus, and nutt sections!

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Fields Of Gold

by Julia Chow —
July 20, 2012

Barns in central Texas are filling with thousands of bales of hay. With cattle prices still high and worries of dry spells, this stuff is as good as gold!


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Heat Wave

by Julia Chow —
July 17, 2012

How will the drought effect the economy? 

U.S. Dept of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack weighs in on how the extreme weather will impact the economy.


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