Agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations there is.

Jaycee Peutert is a Farm Management Extension Specialist with the Ministry of Saskatchewan and says, unfortunately, the stats back that up.

"Actually on average thirteen people are killed each year on Saskatchewan farms and about 75% of those fatalities involve farm machinery and occur in the farmyard.”

Provincial Agriculture Minister David Marit says self-care is a vital piece of farm safety.

He notes this week serves as an important reminder to take care of ourselves by getting adequate rest, taking breaks and being aware of dangerous areas where we work.

More Ag News

Challenges Persist For Canola Seed Exports To China

The Canadian Canola Council of Canada is seeing very limited sales of canola seed into China right now. Many feel China’s concerns over shipping issues with Richardson International are politically…

Cattle Markets Improving

Prices seem to be turning around on the cattle markets. Brian Perillat is the Manager and Senior Analyst at Canfax. "On the feeder cattle side we've seen a bit of spring pressure over the last couple…

China Agrees To Meet With Canadian Scientists

There has been some movement this week from China in regards to the stopping of canola seed shipments from Winnipeg-based Richardson International. Canada's Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau…

Positive Feedback On Saskatchewan Budget

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is generally satisfied with the direction of the 2019 Saskatchewan Budget. President Todd Lewis says he’s pleased with the funding for the…

It's a Balanced Budget for Saskatchewan

Premier Scott Moe’s government delivered a balanced budget with a surplus of 34.4 million dollars; it’s the first time the Province has had a budget surplus in three years. Finance Minister Donna…

Federal Budget Given A Failing Grade

The Trudeau Government had promised to deliver a balanced budget at the end of their four-year term but instead increased the national debt projecting a $19.8 billion dollar deficit. Opposition…

2019 Federal Budget Released

Saskatchewan Liberal MP Ralph Goodale says virtually every dimension of the budget, with the exemption of one or two will be relevant in Saskatchewan and very helpful. The budget includes money for a…

If You Thought Game 3 Was Electric: Bronco Game Recap

Game 4 blew the roof of the EPA as the Broncos protected home ice, and now have the 3-1 series lead stranglehold on the Estevan Bruins. Four straight goals in the first period unleashed the crowd…

Team Bindig Off To U 18 National Curling

Three intrepid young curlers are off to their second major national competition in as many years. Team Bindig curls out of the Wadena ReMax Curling Club with three curlers from Wadena and the second,…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login