Minnesota Officials Targeting Tractor Rollovers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials are trying to attack tractor rollovers as a way to improve safety on the farm.
Key legislators and representatives of three state agencies met for the first time last week to gather information on how other states — including Wisconsin — have reduced farm deaths.
One method is to help farmers add rollover protection to aging tractors that tend to flip and lack modern safety features.
Republican state Rep. Paul Anderson, chairman of the House committee that oversees agricultural policy, says a recent Star Tribune series on farm safety made it clear that Minnesota needs to take action to reduce tractor rollovers and other agricultural accidents.
Anderson operates a 700-acre farm near Starbuck. He says, "If Wisconsin can do it, so can we."