The amount of farm property destroyed annually by wind and fire is appalling, and this loss constitutes a heavy financial drain upon the state and nation. In many instances, the losses are due to carelessness or improper construction of buildings and might easily be prevented. Since prevention of the loss of' a building is much better than reconstruction, this circular purposes to call attention to some of the easily observed preventive measures which if followed will reduce farm building losses resulting from wind and fire.
Giese, Henry, "Prevention of Wind and Fire Losses to Farm Buildings" (1931). Circular. Paper 127.