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Oregon farmer dies in fire protecting neighbor’s property

· July 20, 2018

An Oregon farmer has died in a fire after authorities say he was trying to create a fire line to protect his neighbor’s property.  On Wednesday afternoon the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office reported to a call of a burnt tractor. Deputies located the burnt tractor and the operator of the tractor, John Ruby, a short […]

Washington ranchers sue Department of Defense over fire

· January 30, 2018

Ranchers in Lower Valley, Washington have filed a lawsuit against the United States, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Army for the repercussions of the Range 12 Fire of 2016. And they’re asking for $15 million. The suit says the U.S. Army acted recklessly when they continued with a live ammunition field training […]

Fire destroys Pennsylvania dairy farm, kills 100 cows

· January 11, 2018

A Wayne County, Pennsylvania dairy farm was wiped out after a devastating fire Tuesday afternoon, claiming the lives of 100 cows. According to WNEP16, the fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the one-story dairy barn at the Jonas Cold Springs Farm near Pleasant Mount. One hundred and twenty cows were in the barn […]

Donations pour in for young New York farmer after barn fire

· January 3, 2018

Donations from as far away as Australia, Poland, Ireland, and Italy have came in for a young New York farmer after losing his farm to a fire last Friday night. A GoFundMe was set up for 21-year-old Dylan Hapeman after a devastating fire destroyed the High Ridge Farm barn, his equipment, and 52 animals, including his […]

Two Illinois farm workers die after pipeline explosion

· December 6, 2017

A natural gas pipeline explosion Tuesday morning in Lee County, Illinois has taken the lives of two farm workers and injured two more. According to Sheriff John Simonton with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, a 911 call came in about 9:02 a.m. reporting an explosion with fire visible in a field near Nachusa off of […]

Georgia FFA chapter loses more than 50 pigs in barn fire

· November 20, 2017

Our hearts go out to this Georgia FFA chapter, who lost more than 50 show pigs after a barn fire early Saturday morning. The barn belonged to the Houston County Board of Education and was a total loss after the fire. After news of the fire hit social media, Perry High held a meeting for […]

Combine fire claims life of Kentucky man

· November 1, 2017

Our hearts just ache with more sad news from our ag community. Forty-seven-year old James Blakely of Greenville, Kentucky was working on a combine Monday, when he became stuck in the engine compartment. When the engine caught on on fire, Blakely was trapped inside. He died at the scene.

Heat lamp in chicken coop cause of Wyoming fire

· October 23, 2017

The Laramie County Fire District #2 has determined a heat lamp in a chicken coop was the cause of a fire in Wyoming last week that took out a mobile home, a camper, two older vehicles, and a 20-foot enclosed box trailer. The chickens were able to escape, but officials estimate the damage at $20,000. […]

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