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December 21, 2012

KAP asks snowmobilers to play it safe on farmlands

Keystone Agricultural Producers is reminding snowmobilers to use caution when crossing farmers’ lands due to the high number of grain-filled bags located on fields this year. The bags, which are white and fairly large, blend into the snow and are often hard to see.

“It’s always important to ask farmers for permission to enter their fields with snowmobiles,” said KAP president Doug Chorney. “However, this year, with the increasing popularity of grain bags for storage, that courtesy becomes a safety issue.”   

“By speaking to the farmer, a snowmobiler will be able to find out where the bags are located, and avoid using these areas.”

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For more information, please contact:
Doug Chorney, president: 204-785-3626
Val Ominski, communications co-ordinator: 204-697-1140

Keystone Agricultural Producers is Manitoba’s largest general farm policy organization, representing over 7,000 farm families and 21 commodity groups throughout the province. Our strength is our democratic structure, and our mission is to represent and promote the interests of the province’s farm families.