September 17, 2008

Be safe this harvest season - and all year

Next week is National Farm Safety and Health Week, which is a time for everyone to stop and think about safety on the farm and roadways as we head into the busy and stressful harvest season.

Although there have been improvements, farming is still one of the most dangerous occupations in North America, with 715 deaths and 80,000 disabling injuries in agriculture last year, according to the National Safety Council, the group that organizes National Farm Safety and Health Week.

The Nebraska Corn Board encourages producers to pay special attention to the safety features of their equipment, and asks that everyone keep an eye toward safety on the highways and byways this harvest and year round. For a list of safety ideas from the Corn Board, click here.

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