GOVERNOR RAUNER SIGNS IL CORN SUPPORTED HARVEST EMERGENCY DECLARATION
In an on-farm ceremony yesterday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced the signing of the so-called Harvest Emergency Declaration, which effectively allows farmers to load 10% extra weight into their grain transport vehicles for a 45-day period commencing November 5, 2017. IL Corn leaders penned a letter to the Governor in support of such a declaration on October 24th, noting that our farmers and grain facilities have faced an abnormally slow harvest, interrupted with erratic weather and a crop with less than favorable drying conditions in recent weeks. The Harvest Emergency Declaration authority will allow farmers and grain facilities to offset the effects of this situation and deliver grain in a more efficient timeline when harvest resumes. It will also help reduce overhead costs. Please listen to the supplementary audio report for comments from Governor Rauner.