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NFMC Offering Another ROPS Rebate Program
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/25/2021

The National Farm Medicine Center at Marshfield Clinic is once again offering rebates this year to help farmers cover the cost of installing rollover protective structures on their tractors.

Coordinators say farmers can apply for a ROPS rebate of up to 70 percent through the NFMC. Staff members will research the ROPS options for the tractor's make and model and provide the applicant with estimated costs, as well as sources for purchasing the ROPS. When the ROPS is installed, the farmer will send in the receipts and receive a rebate check in the mail.

"National data suggest that one of every 10 tractor operators overturns a tractor in his or her lifetime," said Scott Heiberger, a communications specialist with the NFMC. "Tractors are the leading cause of death on U.S. farms; the most frequent cause of tractor-related deaths are overturns, nearly 100 per year. Approximately half of U.S. tractors do not have rollover protection."

More than half the tractors in Wisconsin do not have this projection, according to the group's findings.

The Wisconsin ROPS Rebate Program was launched with philanthropic support provided to Marshfield Clinic through the Auction of Champions Fund a Need program.

For more information about the program, call the National Farm Medicine Center at 877-ROPS-R4U.


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