This week, agriculture celebrates National Farm Safety and Health week as farmers prepare to head to the fields for harvest. AFBF is taking the time to remind farmers and visitors to rural America about the hazards around the farm this time of year. Marty Tatman, director of program development at AFBF, explained in Wednesday’s Newsline, September 21, 2016. that harvest brings a flurry of activity to rural America.
Typically, this means “lots of equipment, long hours and dealing with the unpredictability of Mother Nature, and we just ask that all farmers and ranchers and general public while they’re on rural roads, be aware that we are sharing the road,” Tatman said. “Make sure and keep an eye out for slow moving vehicle signs,” he added.