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Tractor safety efforts hit a legislative hurdle

 


Despite mounting support for farm safety efforts at the State Capitol, a DFL leader warned Thursday that proposed cuts to agricultural spending could jeopardize a bill that would likely reduce the number of Minnesota farmworkers killed in tractor overturns.

Rep. Jeanne Poppe, DFL leader of the House committee on agriculture finance, said legislative leaders have asked the committee to trim $2 million from agricultural spending this year, despite a state surplus of $900 million.

http://www.startribune.com/tractor-safety-efforts-hit-legislative-bump/374942861/

 

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