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Reporter Jennifer Jackson asks Minister Leal about his expanded responsibilities

Jeff Leal’s cabinet role expanded on Jan. 12, 2017, according to a government release. He retains his role as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs but was also appointed Minister Responsible for Small Business. Better Farming reporter Jennifer Jackson asked Leal if Ontario producers should be concerned about his additional responsibilities.

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Dean Anderson highlights current challenges and tips for safely moving farm equipment on the road

As urban traffic inches closer to some farmers’ fields, farm road safety becomes a growing priority. Farmers have to travel on busy roads to reach their fields and some roads are difficult to navigate with large equipment. Turning off of the road, especially when making a left-hand turn, can be risky. There’s also the risk of rollovers – a risk which can be heightened by soft shoulders and narrow roads.

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