Senator Charles Schumer visited Schuyler County Monday to talk about keeping farmers safe.
The current Senate Minority Leader is opposed to proposed funding cuts for the Northeast Center for Occupational Safety and Health for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing. With farm-related injuries 800% higher than many other industries, Schumer wants to make sure the Northeast Center For Occupational Safety doesn’t face funding cuts. The center provides information and cost saving measures for things like the National Rollover Protection System Rebate Program, which reimburses up to 70 percent of the cost of installing rollover bars on farm machinery.
Schumer stopped by Sawmill Creek Vineyards to announce his plan to protect the program.