(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation Wednesday allowing farmers to transport overweight loads of soybeans, corn, hay, and other harvests.
“I am pleased today to sign this proclamation to allow Iowa farmers to move their crop yields in an effective and efficient manner,” Branstad said in a statement. “Iowa’s farmers are a critical component of Iowa’s economy and this proclamation will ensure they’re able to transport their crop ahead of deteriorating weather conditions.”
The ruling, which takes effect Wednesday and expires after 60 days, allows vehicles not exceeding 90,000 pounds to transport crops including straw, silage, and stover. The proclamation is intended for loads moving through all highways within the state.
“Governor Branstad and I continue to look for ways in which government can assist Iowans and today’s harvest weight proclamation is another way we’re able to ensure producers can get their yield out of the fields and to market,” said Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.
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