"Though the story does a good job relaying the dangers of farming, it also suggests not much is being done to change things, or do things to make farming less dangerous. This insinuation is a stretch too far and shortsighted.
"Fortunately, the evolution of equipment manufacturing and engineering has led in recent decades to much safer tools on farms, and the safety of all workers on the farm is much improved compared to times past, a blessing of technology and people’s efforts to make things safer.
"Because of the inherent dangers of farming, some may call for more oversight or regulations to enhance safety on farms because some people like things to be regulated and over sought, but we don’t need any more regulations or oversight on farms. Safety is a muscle farmers can flex without some outside person telling them how to do it. But with that analogy, working safe is kind of like working a muscle: the more you work it, the stronger and more pliable it becomes. Be as careful as you can and help others on the farm be as careful as they can, too."