(KFVS) - The Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Department of Transportation are reminding drivers to be alert for farm equipment.
They say because of the unseasonably warm and dry weather, many farmers were able to finish their field preparations early this year and are now ready to start planting. That means farm traffic on rural roads will increase drastically the next few weeks, much sooner than usual.
“Field work got off to an early start this year because of the mild weather,” IDOA Acting Director Bob Flider said. “I want to encourage motorists to drive carefully and to be alert for slow-moving farm vehicles on rural roadways until the work is complete.”