Under the current proposal, it would be cut by 40-percent: Schumer says farming-related fatalities are 800-percent higher than many other industries. The federally-funded Center of Occupational Safety and Health for Agriculture provides rollover bars, safety experts and immediate resources.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer says he wants to protect farmers.

He was in Wyoming County town to push funding for Agriculture, Health and Safety which he says would be severely cut under the proposed budget.

Schumer says farming-related fatalities are 800-percent higher than many other industries. The federally-funded Center of Occupational Safety and Health for Agriculture provides rollover bars, safety experts and immediate resources.

Under the current proposal, it would be cut by 40-percent.

"There's a lot of waste in the government, we should be cutting that," Schumer said. "No one has accused this program of waste. How many people of work in Cooperstown? 30 people work there; they cover 12 states. How many farms are there? Hundreds of thousands."

Schumer says seven out of every ten farms fail after there's a death or serious injury.