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National Farm Safety Health Week is September 21 - 27, 2014

The theme for National Farm Safety this year is “Protecting What Matters”. We are very concerned with the somewhat late harvest and the projection of having one of the highest yielding corn and soybean harvest on record. This could result in our state experiencing a high number agricultural  injuries and fatalities due to the extra time to complete harvest due to the stress on machines resulting in more breakdowns, later maturing crops, enhanced physical and emotional stress on farm families and employees. I would encourage you to make an extra effort to alert our farm people to the various risk associated with harvesting, operating farm equipment on roadways and handling grain.  that they need to effectively manage so they don’t experience a tragic accident that could be costly on many levels.

Look below under Local Forms for Safety Tips for every age and stage - from toddlers to aging farmers, there's good advice to help keep farm families safe.

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