As the extreme heat and drought continue throughout Missouri and the midwest, many people are teaming up to assist each other in the agricultural industry. One great example of this cooperation is Missouri Department of Transportation's recent decision to wave all fees for hauling oversized loads of hay.
Fees to haul oversize loads of hay across Missouri have been waved by the Missouri Department of Transportation due to dry weather and feed demands for livestock.
The fees have been waived through Dec. 31, creating a savings of up to $64, a release from MoDOT said Friday. Restrictions on hauling hay on holidays and at night have also been lifted.
"Missouri farmers are facing challenges as a result of the extremely dry conditions our state is experiencing," said Director of Agriculture Jon Hagler in the release. "Waiving the permit fee for our state's farmers and haulers transporting hay will certainly help livestock and crop producers continue doing what they do best.”
The load must be legal and adhere to all other permit requirements including signage and lighting.
The release says farmers should call MoDOT's Motor Carrier Services office at 1-800-877-8499 for the permits.