On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed a new comprehensive farm bill that reauthorizes agriculture subsidies, rural conservation, federal nutrition assistance and energy related provisions over the next five years. Click here for a link to the 2014 Farm Bill that includes a 1-page summary document.
Seeking comments on new safety standard for NH3 application equipment
The ARA and ASABE are working with the equipment manufacturing industry to develop a new safety standard for anhydrous ammonia agricultural application equipment. The working group is reaching out to stakeholders for input on the standard. Your input is being requested on any items you feel are incorrect or missing from the draft document.
OSHA requests comments on NH3 storage and handling compliance burdens
On December 26, OSHA issued a Federal Register Notice requesting comment on the compliance burdens associated with its Anhydrous Ammonia Storage and Handling Standard. OSHA estimates 203,000 entities are subject to the standard and that 345 annual burden hours are associated with the information collection requirements contained in the standard.
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