Great advice from the Illinois Farm Bureau!
From the time crops went in the ground this spring, this year’s growing season has been nearly perfect. Beautiful weather, plenty of rain and moderate temperatures have made this summer one for the record books.
However, harvest may prove to be more challenging than the summer growing season. Rain continues in many areas of the state, which means farmers are finding it hard to get in the fields to get their crops out. And that also means long days and tight deadlines ahead, making harvest season one of the busiest times of year — and tempting farmers to bypass basic safety procedures.
Failure to follow basic safety procedures leads to thousands of injuries — in addition to reported deaths — for farmers and employees annually. In fact, farm-related deaths in Illinois have taken a jump after experiencing record lows last year. Twenty-one people were killed in farm-related incidents from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
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