Tag Archives: call before you dig

Farm Tap

A Farm Tap is a natural gas piping connection to an interstate or intrastate transmission pipeline. A Farm Tap customer is a person who receives natural gas through such a system. If you own drain tile, irrigation lines, buried power … Continue reading

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You May Not Know Your Land As Well As You Think You Do

We got a call on a Sunday afternoon from a farmer.  He had been plowing his field, land that had been in his family for generations.  He said he hit something.  He thought it might be a fiber line. This … Continue reading

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On Your Mark

When it comes to safety, the difference is in the details. Crucial marks on the ground can depend on the accuracy of work site information provided to those in the field. The men and women who locate underground utilities face … Continue reading

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Time to Rewind

The best part about springing forward has to be the Fall Back. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on November 4th than the day before, so remember to set your clocks back! What will you do with the … Continue reading

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For the Good of the Herd

This past Friday was the 53rd annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park.  Except for a few big bull bison who tend to be very aggressive, the entire herd of approximately 1,300 head is corralled.  The herd is checked for … Continue reading

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The Best Things in Life are Free

It’s been a popular saying since appearing in a song in the 1927 Broadway musical Good News. “The best things in life are free Now that I’ve discovered What you mean to me The best things in life are free” … Continue reading

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Excavator Responsibilities

Over the years, even very experienced workers tend to forget some of the basics they learned in the beginning of their careers.  This week’s blog is a refresher on excavator responsibilities. Each excavator, including each subcontractor, is responsible for: Requesting … Continue reading

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SAFE + SOUND

OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has named the week of August 13 National Safe + Sound Week.  Its purpose is to raise awareness and to encourage businesses to develop a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in the … Continue reading

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TO MARKET, TO MARKET

There’s just something special about fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s why Farmer’s Markets are so popular.   The Farmer’s Market coalition estimates there are over 8,000 such markets operating across the United States.   (New York City has over 100 markets) In … Continue reading

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EYE IN THE SKY

Have you ever had that feeling that someone is looking over your shoulder?   That feeling that you’re being watched? Don’t worry.   It’s just NASA. The space agency took a view of our state recently to assess damage after fierce hailstorms … Continue reading

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