Governor Mark Dayton has signed legislation that gives Minnesota the best program in the nation for farmer's tractor rollover safety for aging machines.

The number 1 cause of death in farm related accidents is related to tractors. There have been more than 1,700 deaths in the US from accidents on a farm since 2003. Minnesota has had 210 farm worker deaths since 2003, with a majority of the accidents related to tractors.

The program helps to install safety equipment, that includes a roll bar, which can cost $900 to install on a tractor. The new program would reimburse farmers up to 70% of the cost of installing these safety roll bars. This discount would apply to tractors build prior to 1987.

Source: StarTribune