Fields too wet for harvest vehicles PDF Print E-mail
Written by PETER KUEBECK Sentinel Staff Writer   
Monday, 15 July 2013 10:22
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LUCKEY – Drivers on roadways throughout the county are being asked to watch for an increased number of farming trucks and machinery on the roads – the result of wet fields from recent rains.
Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said this morning that the increase was noted over the weekend. Farmers looking to harvest crops have not been able to get their large trucks, hoppers, and other machinery into the fields due to the wet and sloppy conditions, which can cause the vehicles to sink into the muck.
Wasylyshyn said that drivers may not be used to seeing such vehicles on the roads.
John Young, a farmer who grows corn, wheat and beans near Ohio 582 and Anderson Road, echoed the concerns.
While he said that he has been able to get about half of his crops off of the fields so far, “there’ll be still some on there this week. Tell (people) to be careful with wagons and trucks along the road. They can’t pull onto the field because they’re so wet.”
He characterized the growing season this year as both wet and cooler than expected.
“Our crops, Bowling Green hasn’t gotten the rain like we have north of town. North of Dunbridge Road, east, is super wet.”
He said the area has gotten perhaps three inches of rain recently.
“It’s so wet in these fields we can’t get in them with a truck or anything.”
“Just tell people to be very cautious on the road right now, with equipment sitting on the roads. We’re trying to be as good as we can, but the more caution the better.”
 

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