Rejean Pommainville is aging at the same pace as anyone else but he seems to feel it faster, which is painful for his wife Barbara Pommainville too, who can’t do anything to help him. All because of a farm injury.
You would probably do just about anything to keep your kids safe on the farm. That’s what over 90% of Canada’s farmers said in a farm safety survey conducted by FCC in 2011. But how do you know what to do?
Safety planning on the farm is getting some attention this year from Alberta producers thanks in part to a farm safety plan pilot project and some willing volunteers. Two of those guinea pigs include Terry and Humphrey Banack of Roundhill, Alberta.
According to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting data, animal-related injuries are the leading cause of non-machine related farm fatalities in Canada. Between 1990 and 2008, there were 123 animal related deaths in Canada.
Researchers say Western Australian farms may be able to survive as financially sound businesses despite the challenge of climate change, however a minority will risk going bankrupt if warming and drying trends continue.