Noem encourages farmers, ranchers to evaluate safety features and equipment

This is National Grain Bin Safety Week (Feb. 16-22).

The subject hits home for South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who grew up on a farm in Hamlin County and lost her father in a grain bin accident.

She says farmers and ranchers work with dangerous equipment every day.

While you may not think you have time to slow down, Noem reminds producers theirs aren’t the only lives affected if something tragic happens.

Noem encourages producers to evaluate safety procedures and equipment on their farms and ranches and to make adjustments when needed.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sat down with the Gov. Noem, to talk about the importance of grain bin safety on the farm.