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October 1, 2020

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

The days are shorter, the breeze is a bit cooler and cornfields throughout northwest Iowa have already turned that special shade of gold. It's harvest season once again, and with its arrival comes certain precautions for both area travelers and local farmers alike.

September 20-26 was National Farm Safety and Health Week. This time of year, specific emphasis is placed on raising awareness about the many dangers farmers face in their day-to-day jobs, and the numbers certainly reinforce those claims. Agriculture has the highest annual death rate per 100,000 workers in the nation and surpasses...



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