Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) is the chief author of legislation to reduce farm accidents through establishing a farm safety grant program. The legislation, called Landon’s Law, is named after 18-year old Landon Gran of St. Peter who died in a grain bin last August.
The Frentz bill provides funding to allow farmers to apply for grants to help pay for grain storage safety equipment such as automatic shutoffs, safety enhancements to augers or other grain bin safety equipment.
The bill was heard in the Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Policy Committee.
Testifiers included Landon’s mother, Michele, and other families who have dealt with accidents and deaths on their farms. The bill passed out of committee and was referred to Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance Committee.
Sen. Frentz is hopeful the bill will be on the floor of the Senate in early March.