May 2, 2011

Podcast: Keep safety in mind this spring

In this podcast, Steve Ebke, a farmer from Daykin and member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, encourages farmers across the state to keep safety in mind while they are busy planting USDA's estimated 9.5 million acres of corn this spring.

He encourages farmers to take a break from time to time and avoid rushing just to get a few more acres in ahead of an oncoming rain.

He also has a message for farmers, people in town and visitors. "We all appreciate those peaceful country roads," he said, "but please be aware of farm equipment traveling from field to field and farm to farm. It’s large and moving pretty slow, meaning only a second or two is needed to close that distance for a car traveling at highway speeds. So drive safe and keep an eye out for all the farmers out there."

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