MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state agriculture and transportation departments are starting a series of public hearings on the impact of farm equipment on Wisconsin roads.
Farm equipment has been getting larger and heavier. The new technology makes farming more efficient, but the size of the equipment can increase wear on roads.
The departments are holding the meetings with farmers, local highway officials and others to present and discuss recommendations made by a study group that looked at the issue. The group has made a number of recommendations regarding the size and weight limits for equipment driven on roads.
All meetings, co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin Extension, will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the dates and locations listed below:
•August 19 – UW Extension Office, 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison
•August 20 – Country Aire Banquet Hall, F1312 County Road P, Stratford
•August 28 – Cashton Community Hall, 8111 Main Street, Cashton
•August 29 – WisDOT US 41 Brown County Field Office, 1940 West Mason Street, Green Bay
•September 3 – Chippewa County Courthouse Large Assembly Room, 711 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls