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Published September 21, 2010, 02:53 PM

Truck weight limits increased in Iowa for harvest

JOHNSTON, Iowa — The Iowa Corn Growers Association says the state has temporarily lifted weight limits for trucks on state roads as harvest season begins.

JOHNSTON, Iowa — The Iowa Corn Growers Association says the state has temporarily lifted weight limits for trucks on state roads as harvest season begins.

Gov. Chet Culver signed a proclamation lifting the weight limits on Tuesday. The change affects weight allowable for shipping corn, soybeans, hay, straw and stover. It increases the limit without an oversize or overweight permit starting Tuesday by 10 percent per axle. All Iowa highways are included in the new limits except for interstates.

Dean Taylor is the president of the association and he grows corn in Prairie City. Taylor calls having the extended weight limits a “privilege.” The limit exemptions last for 60 days.

The governor also has proclaimed September as Corn Month in Iowa.

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