Agriculture is considered the most dangerous industry in the state. And with farmers working to get their crops in, state officials are re-emphasizing the need for safe practices during National Farm Safety Week this week. Cooler weather, leaves turning, and harvest is underway in Missouri. And, Chris Klenklen with the State Agriculture Department says the things that can happen can affect both farmers and those not even in the farming sector. Klenklen says fatigue can be the biggest contributor to farming accidents. He suggests farmers get plenty of rest, even when they feel pressed up against a deadline. Klenklen adds make sure all safety shields are on equipment and make sure all family members, hired hands and temporary help are properly briefed on safe practices at this busy time of the year.
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