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Older farmers are at more risk than any other group when it comes to farm fatalities.

Statistics show senior farmers need safer practices

An aging farm population and workforce bring new challenges

The good news is statistics indicate that farm fatalities are declining. The bad news is that for older farmers the fatality rate is much higher than any other age group. Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) found that fatality rates are highest for older adults, aged 60 and over. In 2012, the fatality rate for older