Programs that train emergency workers to help people trapped in agricultural machinery or in crop silos are facing budget cuts and, in some cases, termination. Pennsylvania officials recently cut all $89,000 from a statewide agricultural emergency-training program, and many fire companies have been forced to postpone training sessions. "We are at a crossroads," says safety instructor Eric J. Rickenbach. "It's a shame that safety has to take a back seat to money."

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