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