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May 9, 2013MO |  By: Barnett

Planting Season Safety

Planting season for farmers is underway, and while there is a rush to get the crop in, it is important to make sure it is done safely.

One of the main safety issues farmers need to be aware of is power lines. Energy Education Council representative Kyla Kruse says their safe electricity program is in place to make farmers aware of power lines.

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Kruse says it's important to do the right thing when put in danger.

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Kruse says farmers may want to consider moving or burying power lines around buildings or busy pathways. When planning a new farm structure, farmers should contact their electric utility for information on minimum safe clearances from overhead and underground power lines.