The Marshfield Clinic Research Institute is spotlighting roadway deaths as a major safety concern for Wisconsin’s agriculture industry.

The institute’s National Farm Medicine Center partners with the UW-Madison Division of Extension to produce the Wisconsin Farm Related Fatalities Reports. Six of the 40 ag-related deaths in 2019 and five of the 28 deaths in 2020 were roadway fatalities, according to the latest data released from these reports.

John Shutske, a professor and ag safety specialist with UW-Madison, says farm fatality numbers “remain alarmingly high” due to various hazards including transportation risks.

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