Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

S-N Editorial

Tradegy doesn't care if you're busy

The days are shorter, the breeze is a bit cooler and cornfields throughout O'Brien and Clay counties are starting to turn 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.

Businesses and ag groups just marked the 79th annual National Farm Safety and Health Week Sept. 18-24. 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...

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