This is National Farm Safety and Health Week. As harvest season begins, the Illinois Department of Agriculture is highlighting some of the dangers associated with the industry. That includes being careful on rural roads, according to spokesperson Denise Albert.

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Albert says farmers also need to take care of themselves as they work long days during the harvest, and make sure kids know how to be safe around large equipment.

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