Springfield, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois and agriculture industry officials have produced a web program that offers guidelines for farmers and others to prevent accidents involving anhydrous ammonia.
A grant secured by the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association funded the effort. The association and the Illinois Department of Agriculture developed a program which features video and animation of actual ammonia accidents that occurred in Illinois and information on how they could have been prevented.
The five parts of the program cover properties of ammonia, personal protective equipment, transportation of the fertilizer to and from the field, safe hookup to field tanks and emergency response and first aid.
The Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois Farm Bureau also cooperated in program development.
Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association: http://www.ifca.com
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
The 2014 Decatur Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois, will be on Saturday, March 8th at 12:00 pm. Beach House in Nelson Park on Lake Decatur VisitMore >>
The 2014 Decatur Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois, will be on Saturday, March 8th at 12:00 pm.More >>
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WITH A NOAA WEATHER ALERT MONITOR WAND 17 has partnered with Midland Radio Corporation in offering NOAA Weather Alert Monitors. These monitors are available for sale in SchnucksMore >>
The Season of Change from winter to summer can bring dangerous severe weather. That's why StormCenter 17 is dedicating our weather resources to keep your family safe. Through the coming months you willMore >>