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Posted on Sep 21, 2015 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, Your Texas Agriculture Minute




Farm Safety Week a reminder for us all

By Gene Hall

Safety first. It’s a must in farm country. Huge machines and moving parts can be a recipe for disaster. If you’re not careful.

That’s why we observe Farm Safety Week. It’s a reminder that things can go south on the farm. In a hurry.

It’s also a reminder for all of us. Even those who never set foot on a farm.

Farmers drive big equipment. It’s wide and slow. Public roads are the only way to move it.

Farmers are cautious and respect your need to travel. And they pray you are concerned about them.

Accidents involving cars and farm equipment occur every year. Lives are lost. People maimed. Families changed forever.

These accidents can be prevented. Watch carefully when you drive in the country.

Use common sense when you see a tractor or combine on the road.

Farming is already one of the most hazardous occupations in America. Let’s not add to their worries.

Caution could save a farmer’s life. And your own.

The preceding commentary is brought to you by Texas Farm Bureau, the “Voice of Texas Agriculture.” Called “Your Texas Agriculture Minute,” TFB will issue thought-provoking editorials each week—via print and audio—to spark understanding of agriculture in the Lone Star State and its impact on each and every Texan.

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