Farm Fact Friday – Farming differences in 100 years
A New Chairman in Town
What do clothing, tennis balls, carpet, explosives, chewing gum, paints, and drum heads have in common? They all come from a sheep.
What do paper, cleaning agents, biodiesel, and pillow stuffing have in common? They are come from a chicken.
What is PA Preferred?
The mission of PA Preferred is to create opportunities for Pennsylvanians to easily identify and purchase locally grown and processed items, which in turn benefits Pennsylvania’s farmers, agribusinesses and economy. It is to provide farmers and agribusinesses with a brand identity for the products they grow and produce. It is to assure consumers that when they purchase products with the PA Preferred logo, they are directly supporting Pennsylvania farmers. (learn more)
Tips for sharing the road with slow moving vehicles
Tips for Sharing the Road with Slow-Moving Vehicles:
- Vehicles designed to travel 25 mph or less and horse-drawn vehicles are required by law to display a fluorescent orange triangle surrounded by red bands. When you see this symbol on the rear of any vehicle, slow down immediately and maintain a safe following distance.
- Do not pass a slow-moving vehicle if:
- You cannot see clearly in front of you and the vehicle you intend to pass;
- There are curves or hills in the road ahead;
- You are in a designated “No Passing Zone”; or
- You are within 100 feet of any intersection, railroad crossing, bridge, elevated structure or tunnel.
- Do not assume that a vehicle operator who pulls the vehicle to the right side of the road is turning right or letting you pass. The vehicle operator may be swinging wide to execute a left-hand turn.
- Operators of farm vehicles usually are in a better position to see oncoming traffic. They are usually willing to signal drivers when it is safe to pass, provided they know there is a vehicle behind them. Use your vehicle’s horn to let the farmer know you are there.
- When approaching a horse-drawn vehicle, give it plenty of room when following or passing, use your low beams and NEVER use your horn as it may spook the horses.
- Watch closure time while on rural roads. Closure time is the time a driver has to recognize and respond to a slow-moving vehicle. Farm vehicles usually travel less than 25 mph, while horse-drawn vehicles range in speeds between 5 and 8 mph. Be alert and prepared to stop.
To learn more about traffic safety, please visit www.penndot.pa.gov/safety