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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Harvest season is underway on Missouri farms

It's harvest time on Missouri farms and MoDOT wants to remind motorists to pay extra attention to farm equipment using and crossing state roadways.

"Harvest season is a busy time of the year for Missouri's farm families, and MoDOT wants to make it a safe time of year too," said MoDOT Traffic and Highway Safety Engineer Eileen Rackers. "Tractors, trucks and other farm equipment are slow moving, and motorists may be surprised when they come up behind one on a Missouri highway."

Missouri's 34,000 miles of state roadway pass alongside the fields of thousands of farms throughout the state.

Motorists are advised to slow down when approaching farm vehicles. Be patient as the farm vehicles travel to their field entrances. 

In passing zones, please wait until it is safe and pass at a safe distance and speed.