Iowa farmers face liability with tour groups

Iowa farmers face liability with tour groups

Becca Habegger


Farmers are finding themselves forced to crack down on tour groups in light of a recent Iowa Supreme Court decision.

In February, the court ruled something called the Iowa Recreational Use Statute does not shield a Fayette County farmer from liability. That’s in a 2010 incident where a woman fell from the farm’s hayloft and injured herself while chaperoning her daughter’s field trip.

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