Legislation to Ease Transport of Ag Products Advanced
Last week, the State Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 501 (SB 501), which authorizes the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue permits allowing the transportation of oversized loads of corn stalks and baled straw during an agricultural emergency. While current law authorizes DOT to issue such permits for baled hay, SB 501 will amend state law to also allow the permits for corn stalks and baled straw. This week the State Assembly also passed SB 501 and the bill is now before the Governor for his consideration. More information on SB 501 can be found here.