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THIS IS NATIONAL FARM SAFETY WEEK AND THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAS SOME REMINDERS FOR THE HARVEST SEASON. 

 

THE THEME THIS WEEK IS “SHIFT FARM SAFETY INTO HIGH GEAR,” RECOGNIZING THE PERILS FARMERS FACE WORKING WITH HUGE MACHINERY AND THE NEED FOR DRIVERS TO GIVE THEM PLENTY OF ROOM SAYS STATE AG SPOKESPERSON KRISTA LISSER.

 

 

WHETHER IT BE WORKING WITH LARGE MACHINERY, DODGING CARS, OR THE LONG HOURS …FARMING REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS PROFESSIONS SAYS LISSER.

 

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING DIFFERENT SAFETY CONCERNS ON SOCIAL MEDIA THIS WEEK…INCLUDING YOUTH IN THE FIELDS AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES DURING A STRESSFUL PLANTING SEASON.

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