MN Harvest State Of Emergency 24 Oct 13

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency to support our farmers in their efforts to get the crops out of the fields and properly stored before the snow flies. Dayton declared a state of emergency because the corn crop was planted late, and was late to mature.  The declaration means that drivers transporting propane and anhydrous ammonia to Minnesota farmers don’t have to comply with the requirement that means they can only drive so many hours in a row.  The order still states, though, that excessively fatigued drivers won’t be given a pass.  There has been a real problem in getting propane delivered to farms across the Midwest, which is used to dry down the corn after it is harvested.  The full State of Emergency Executive Order can be found on the Governor’s website.