Legal-Ease: Passing farm machinery on the road

Typically within seven days of suitable weather, agricultural experts expect that up to 75 percent of the crops in our region will be planted. Which means that there is likely to be a lot of farm equipment on the roads as the weather is finally suitable for planting.

Since roads in the area are often narrow, sometimes it can be confusing on the logistics of passing farm machinery on the road.

Fortunately, Ohio law offers guidance on passing farm machinery on the road.

Agricultural professionals expect that up to 75 percent of our region’s crops could be planted within seven days after the first day of suitable weather, which our region’s farmers hope will be soon.

As a result, we can expect to soon encounter an army of farm equipment on our roadways. After months of generally uninhibited travel, this annual change in traffic can be surprising and potentially unsafe.

Read more about passing farm machinery on the road in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Passing farm machinery on the road

Source: LimaOhio.com, “Legal-Ease: Passing farm machinery on the road,” by Lee R. Schroeder, April 21, 2018

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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