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Three-year-old Ally South of Stavely holds an anti-Bill 6 sign prior to a meeting in Okotoks December 2, 2015 between farmers and ranchers and provincial Labour Minister Lori Sigurdson and Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier.  Alberta’s government will retool a bill that would overhaul workplace standards on farms in Canada’s biggest cattle-producing province, its agriculture minister said, after protests by farmers and ranchers.

Politics and farm safety in Alberta

In no other industry would such a poor safety record be allowed stand unchallenged

My grandfather died in a farming accident. A great-aunt lost an arm in an auger. A boy I rode the school bus with stopped a church service one autumn to tell everyone his brother had just been crushed to death in a combine. In the last few months, four children have died in farming mishaps