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Allan Melander, of Fargo, N.D., left, and John Porter and Bill Motter, both of Hunter, N.D., pause Tuesday at the Big Iron farm show in West Fargo, N.D., on the front of John Deere's biggest and newest combine. Farm equipment colliding with other vehicles on rural roadways is one of the major categories of farm fatalities. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Experts remind farmers to focus on safety this fall

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ST. PAUL -- The tragedy of an agricultural death or injury can cause the personal loss of a friend or family member. It also causes an economic and social burden when a productive member of a community is incapacitated or dies.

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"Safety Counts -- Your Community Depends on It" is the theme for this year's National Farm Safety and Health Week starting Sunday.

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