In Minnesota, Gov. Tim Pawlenty has signed an emergency order allowing truckers who are hauling diesel fuel, propane or ammonia fertilizer for agricultural purposes to temporarily ignore hours-of-service regulations.
Agri-News reported that a late start on planting and heavy rains delayed the harvest and that farmers, particularly corn farmers, are now racing against the clock to get their crops in before winter. As of Oct. 26 only 30 percent of the corn crop had been harvested.
The emergency order is in effect now and will expire at midnight Nov. 22.
To read the governor’s executive order, click here.