As farmers hit the fields this spring they’re being asked to take care when working with anhydrous ammonia. Jane Boerboom with the Minnesota Department of Ag says each year they respond to incidents, many as a result of farmers being in too great a hurry.

“Just stop and think about safety as being so important, because in the end if there is an incident and you have to stop, that is going to slow everything down as a result.”

Boerboom says farmers should always wear gloves and goggles when working with anhydrous ammonia and also keep clean safety water nearby.