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Risk of Injury for Bicycling on Cycle Tracks Versus in the Street

In the United States a frequent source for cycling-infrastructure design is the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities. In its current form, the guide favors one-way bike lanes separated from vehicular traffic by painted lines; cycle paths at sidewalk level are discouraged and physically separated two-way paths, known as cycle tracks, are not mentioned.

Based on sources such as the AASHTO guide ... More...

Raising Pigs can be a Profitable Endeavor

Pork is one of the most widely eaten foods throughout the world. It is no surprise then that raising pigs is one of the most profitable business ventures.

While pig farming is not particularly difficult, it is time consuming and takes a lot of energy. If you are considering adding pigs to your farming operation, or are contemplating raising pigs exclusively, it is important that you know exactly what is involved in raising pigs.

There are two ways to raise pigs: pasturing ... More...

By:   US Farm Data
Reducing the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on the Farm

Winter is approaching and that means farmers will be spending more time indoors. Each year in the United States approximately 25,000 people become sick by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Of that number, about 500 people die.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas which is produced as a byproduct of burning carbon-containing fuels. These fuels include kerosene, natural gas, propane and wood. When a person breathes in carbon monoxide, it interferes with the body’s abi ... More...

By:   US Farm Data
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