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 Post subject: ROPS program, esp Minn farmers
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 11:41 am 
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"please ask farmers from Minnesota (or elsewhere) interested in the ROPS program to like and follow the National Tractor Safety Coalition page (link below) and to call NYCAMH 607-547-6023 or Leslie Rabbe at 410 280 2000 (Minnesota in particular).


https://www.facebook.com/NationalTractorSafetyCoalition "


I had a conversation with Leslie this morning. there is an effort to take the (mostly northeast) ROPS (cost-share) program nationwide. Minnesota legislature is debating a program in their state, so it would be timely for Minnesotans to let them know of support. i'm not sure of the $$ amount, but in NY, the legislative appropriation was $100,000 for several years. not real significant in a whatever Billion$$ budget. i personally know 3 farmers who are still alive and well because of retrofitting the ROPS, including one on my farm (not me).


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