Max Armstrong talks about farm safety on dairy farms. (audio)

As we survey the news around our region each day we see interesting stories from our state Legislatures. Lawmaker in South Dakota wants his colleagues to be drug tested. As of Dec. 31, state of Illinois had $9 billion in overdue bills. Failure to pay on time cost state $1 billion in late payment.

North American Agricultural Safety Summit planned for next week will focus on safety on dairy farms. It starts Feb. 21 in Arizona.

The Michigan judge who heard how doctor abused his patients is a mother of five and grandmother of two. She offered inspiration to the girls and women who testified before her.

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