A weekly segment titled, “What’s in the news?” at Redferns.ca highlights one particular ag-related article, hopefully of interest to you, the reader. Enjoy.

Family farm accident sheds light on safety awareness

This week, we highlight a feature piece from The Western Producer which brings to light safety awareness and its importance on family farms.

Here’s an excerpt:

While cutting hay in August 2017, Peter Flondra noticed something wrong when he saw smoke a short distance away coming from a different field.

He called his wife, Mary, and daughter, Tamara, to immediately check it out. When they arrived, they discovered the whole bale hiker that their son Greg was using was on fire.

“When we got there, we couldn’t figure out where Greg was,” Mary recalled during a phone interview from her farm near Vilna, Alta.

“We thought, ‘why didn’t he unhook the tractor,’ because the tractor was going to burn, too?”

For the entire story, click here.