Agri View: Farming is Dangerous Work

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farmingEverett Griner talks about farming. Everett tells how it is one of the top dangerous jobs in the United States in today’s Agri View.

Now you may, or may not, know that farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Farming takes the life of more people than most industries.

One of the most dangerous jobs is aerial application. Better know as crop dusting. Just watching a pilot in action gives me chills. Applying chemicals onto the field is a lot more than just handling the aircraft. From high above the trees, how do you know where the property line ends? It is one of things that the pilot has to know. You see, the other farmer might not want his field sprayed. And, how close to the first approaching tree line are you? There is a lot a pilot has to know before he starts his engine. And it is still a dangerous job.

All that said, it is still just one of the most dangerous jobs in a dangerous occupation.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…