Minnesota farmers can now apply for state funding to improve safety on their farms in two hazardous areas — grain bins and tractors. State Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen says those are real “pinch-points” on Minnesota farms:
“There’s a lot of other accidents and things we have on farms, but these are two where, if we can save Minnesotans and save our farmers and have ’em think about safety, it’s a really important topic.”
One program reimburses farmers up to 400 dollars per grain bin or silo for safety equipment installation, with a limit of 24-hundred dollars per year. The other program reimburses farmers up to 500 dollars per tractor to install rollover protection. For more information, visit the state Ag Department’s website and enter “farm safety grants” in the search box.