Secretary Perdue proclaims next week as grain bin safety week


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a proclamation designating February 16-22 as Grain Bin Safety Week, Successful Farming reports.

Earlier this week, Perdue sat down with the governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, to talk about the importance of grain bin safety on the farm.

“We hope grain operators, farmers, and community leaders will join us in expanding knowledge of safe practices not just during National Grain Bin Safety Week, but year-round,” said Secretary Perdue. “Tragedies like the one Governor Noem’s family experienced happen too frequently and call for greater action, which is why I have signed a proclamation naming February 16-22 Grain Bin Safety Week.”

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