TODAY ON USFR
JULY 18-19, 2015
FROM THE STUDIOS OF FARM JOURNAL, THIS IS U-S FARM REPORT.
WELCOME TO U.S. FARM REPORT. I'M TYNE MORGAN,
AND HERE'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON FOR YOU THIS
ETHANOL VS E-P-A. THE DEBATE OVER THE R-F-S ISN'T
<"We looked at the numbers congress targeted for 2016 and
concluded they are not possible to achieve,">
IN OUR FARM JOURNAL REPORT, EPA DEFENDS THEIR
STANCE WHILE ETHANOL SUPPORTERS SAY THE
STANDARD IS ALREADY DRIVING UP FUEL PRICES.
AGE AND EXPERIENCE CAN'T BE REPLACED ON THIS
<"We went from walking behind a mule to the modern
equipment days now>
IN LEAVE A LEGACY, WE MEET A FARM FAMILY ITCHING
TO PASS THEIR LOVE OF THE LAND ON TO THE LOVES
OF THEIR LIVES.
AND IN JOHN'S WORLD...
<we just spent how much on pet care in teh U.S.?>
<U.S. Farm Report - brought to you by the dependable, long
lasting, Chevy Silverado.>
NOW FOR THE MARKET RELATED NEWS, IT'S ESTIMATED
1 POITN 5 MILLION ACRES OF SOYBEANS ARE STILL NOT
PLANTED IN THE SHOW-ME STATE. NOW OFFICIALS ARE
THREATENING TO SUE USDA TO GIVE GROWERS MORE
MISSOURI FAMRERS HAD UNTIL JUNE 15TH TO REPORT
ACREAGE FOR CROP INSURANCE PURPOSES.
BUT NOW MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON IS
CALLING THE TIMELINE UNREASONABLE.
NIXON DID REQUEST AN EXTENSION FOR PLANTING
DATES, BUT IT WAS DENIED BY AG SECRETARY TOM
NIXON IS ASKING THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO
SUE THE AGENCY.
HE SAYS NEARLY 60 PERCENT OF THE STATE'S
PRODUCERS HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO REPORT ACREAGE.
STATE OFFICIALS ARE ENCOURAGING FARMERS TO
CONTINUE TO TURN IN ACREAGE REPORTS WHILE
LITIGATION IS PURSUED.
USDA NO LONGER REPORTS PLANTING PROGRESS, BUT
THE AGENCY SAYS 70 PERCENT OF ACRES FARMERS
INTEND TO PLANT ARE EMERGED IN MISSOURI. BUT
THAT DOESN'T MEAN THE CROP LOOKS GOOD. USDA
CALLING 32 PERCENT GOOD TO EXCELLENT.
OHIO'S SOYBEANS MAY BE RATED 10 POINTS BETTER
THAN MISSOURI, BUT THE CORN CROP RANKS THE
WORST IN THE COUNTRY.
AND IT LOOKS AS IF WESTERN OHIO MAY HAVE BEEN HIT
FARMERS THERE RECEIVED 10 TO 14 INCHES OF RAIN IN
JUNE, TACKING ON SEVERAL MORE IN JULY...
THAT DID NOT GIVE MANY GROWERS THE CHANCE TO
RE-PLANT OR PUT ON ADDITIONAL NITROGEN
ONE GROWER SAYS DISEASE IS ALREADY AN ISSUE.
<"The corn, yes, it's looking pretty tough. Some of the fields that
got out early, and the growing point on the corn was above the
water, looks substantially better. But the corn fields that were
later and the growing point of the corn was below where the
water accumulated, have really suffered dramatically,">
POND SAYS AT THIS POINT IN THE GROWING SEASON,
HE EXPECTS CORN TO YIELD WAY BELOW AVERAGE.
BUT HE HASN'T GIVEN UP ON SOYBEANS. POND IS
HOPING FOR HALF OF AN AVERAGE BEAN CROP.
MEANWHILE, USDA SAYS WINTER WHEAT HARVEST 65-
PERCENT COMPLETE, THAT'S THREE POINTS BEHIND
KANSAS MADE BIG GAINS LAST WEEK. IT'S NOW AT 93-
OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS ARE NEARLY FINISHED.
CHINA'S STUMBLING ECONOMY HAS A FAR-REACHING
IMPACT, THAT'S AS THE COUNTRY IS CURRENTLY THE
WORLD'S LARGEST DAIRY IMPORTER.
ACCORDING TO DAIRY TODAY, IF CHINA'S ECONOMY
SUFFERS A SETBACK, IT IS LIKELY TO IMPACT
ECONOMIES AROUND THE GLOBE, INCLUDING
SOFTENING DEMAND FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS.
THE U-S DAIRY SECTOR IS AT A DISADVANTAGE DUE TO
THE STRENGTH OF THE U-S DOLLARS AGAINST OTHER
THAT PRESSURE FORCED GLOBAL DAIRY PRICES TO
PLUMMET TO A 13 YEAR LOW.
WHOLE MILK POWDER SUFFERED THE BIGGEST HIT,
DOWN 13 PERCENT IN A MATTER OF WEEKS.
ACCORDING TO AGRIMONEY DOT COM, PRICES
BROKE THROUGH THE PREVIOUS 2009 LOW, HITTINGS
ITS LOWEST POITN SINCE 2002.
IT'S MORE THAN JUST CHINA CAUSING THE FALL, IT'S
ALSO TOO MUCH MILK. THE E-U RECENTLY DID AWAY
WITH A MILK QUOTA SYSTEM, WHICH MEANS FARMERS
ARE UPPING PRODUCTION.
MILK IS THE CURRENT STICKING POINT IN TRANS
PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP NEGOTIATIONS, SPECFICALLY
IN A BOLD MOVE, CONGRESSMAN PAUL RYAN AND AG
COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MIKE CONAWAY ARE
THREATENING TO KICK CANADA OUT OF THE
NEGOTIATIONS IF THE COUNTRY WON'T BUDGE ON
ALLOWIGN MORE DAIRY IMPORTS.. THE LAWMAKERS
SENT A LETTER TO CANADADIAN OFFICIALS
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THOSE ARE THE HEADLINES...METEOROLOGIST MIKE
HOFFMAN JOINS US NOW WITH WEATHER... WE SAW A
HEAT WAVE THIS WEEK, BUT STILL DRY IN THE WEST.
you're absolutely right tyne. many parts of the middle of the
country saw their hottest weather, most humid weather that
we've seen so far this season. drought monitor. not a problem at
all through most of the corn belt because it's still pretty wet, few
spots int e Southeast starting to see severe to extreme drought,
although those `are kind of pockets. it's widespread out west,
especially California and Nevada and int parts of Oregon, parts
of western montana with other areas it's kind of expanding a
little father to the east. we do have some trophs coming in in the
western portions of the country. so we might start to see a little
rain. let's go day by day. first Monday, one system over the
northeast, another one over the west central plains, those will
be the focus areas for showers and storms. this cool front will
take away the heat for a few days for many parts that had some
real heat as we head have been heading through the weekend
and late last week. hit and miss storms in the southeast. same
thing in the southwest. by Wednesday system over the southern
portions of the Appalachians, showers and storms in the
southeast there, and then you can see another system starting
to dive into he pacific northwest this is some cooler air behind
this next front. just hit and miss showers in the southwest and
some cooler air over upper great lakes, once again. by Friday
then the cool air spreads into the northeast with some sunshine
down into he Ohio valley. scattered showers and thunderstorms
along the stationary front, but the big news is the really some
cool air coming into the west and even some chances of rains in
places that are in a drought. that could be some really good
news. our longer range forecast in our next half hour.
THANKS, MIKE. THE WEATHER IS ON THE MIND OF the
MARKET, BUT WHAT ELSE should WE BE WATCHING?
WE'LL DISCUSS RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK WITH MIKE
NORTH AND BOB UTTERBACK. SO STAY RIGHT THERE.
WELCOME BACK. FARM ANIMALS MAY BE EXPENSIVE,
BUT SO ARE EVERY DAY PETS. HERE'S JOHN PHIPPS.
<A FEW YEARS AGO I DID A COMMENTARY AFTER
DISCOVERING AMERICANS SPEND THIRTY BILLION
DOLLARS A YEAR ON PETS. I WAS ASTOUNDED AT THE
ENORMOUS SUM. AS THE SAYING GOES I HADN'T SEEN
ACCORDING TO PET AGE, A PET INDUSTRY
PUBLICATION, LAST YEAR WE SET ANOTHER RECORD
FOR PET EXPENDITURES. LOOK AT THESE FIGUES OVER
THE LAST TWENTY YEARS. ROUGHLY SPEAKING, WE
ADD 2 BILLIONS DOLLARS A YEAR TO PET EXPENSES.
JUST FOR SOME CONTEXT, HERE IS THE ESTIMATED
VALUE OF THIS YEAR'S ENTIRE CORN CROP, AS WELL.
AT THIS POINT, YOU MIGHT BE EXPECTING EYE-ROLLING
RIDICULE OF HOW SILLY AND TOTALLY ILLOGICAL
AMERICANS ARE ABOUT PETS, BUT WE PASSED
RIDICULE ABOUT 50 BILLION DOLLARS AGO. THESE
NUMBERS REQUIRE SERIOUS EXPLORATION FOR US AS
A CULTURE, AND ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE INVOLVED IN
WE HAVE RUN STORIES EVERY MONTH ABOUT TRENDS
IN CONSUMER ATTITUDES TOWARD ANIMAL
AGRICULTURE, AND I THINK ONE UNDLERLYING CAUSE
OF THE CHANGING ATTITUDES IS WHAT THE NUMBERS
SHOW. AS AMERICANS BECOME MORE ATTACHED TO
MORE ANIMALS, I THINK IT COMPLICATES HOW THEY
ARE ABLE TO SEPARATE FOOD ANIMALS FROM
THIS DEEPENING CONNECTION TO PETS IS NO LONGER
CONSIDERED CHILDISH OR EXTRAVAGANT, WHICH
MEANS MORE OF OUR CUSTOMERS WILL STRUGGLE TO
APPRECIATE FARMERS' BUSINESS-LIKE APPROACH TO
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, REGARDLESS OF HOW
PROFESSIONAL AND HUMANE WE STRIVE TO BE.
FOR THAT REASON I THINK WE DO OUR PROTEIN
SECTOR A DISSERVICE BY ENCOURAGING EVENTS LIKE
PETTING ZOOS. I EVEN WONDER ABOUT COUNTY FAIRS
ROMANTICIZING HOW ANIMALS ARE TREATED. SUCH
WARM DEPICTIONS CAN TRIGGER JARRING REVULSION
WHEN CONSUMERS ARE CONFRONTED WITH THE
REALITY OF FEEDLOTS, BATTERY CAGES, AND
SPENDING $200 A YEAR FOR EVERY PERSON IN THE U-S
TO CARE FOR PETS TELLS US HOW MUCH AMERICANS
VALUE THE WELL-BEING OF THE ANIMALS IN THEIR
LIVES. THE BIGGER THIS NUMBER GETS, THE GREATER
THE PRESSURE ON AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES.
ADDESSING THESE CONCERNS SHOULD BE ANIMAL
AGRICULTURE'S CONTINUING JOB ONE.>
THANKS, JOHN. STILL TO COME, IS THE RENEWABLE
FUELS STANDARD REALLY DRIVING UP FUEL PRICES?
OUR FARM JOURNAL REPORT EXPLORES THE POSSIBLE
OUTCOME OF EPA'S RULE, AND WHY SOME ARE SAYING
IT'S ALREADY TAKING ITS TOLL ON TEH INDUSTRY.
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WELCOME BACK TO U-S FARM REPORT. WE HAVE MUCH
MORE AHEAD THIS WEEKEND.
IN OUR FARM JOURNAL REPORT, WE HAVE BOTH SIDES
TO THE ETHANOL DEBATE. EPA SAYS THE RENEWABLE
FUELS STANDARDS ARE REALISTIC, WHILE ETHANOL
SUPPORTERS CLAIM IT'S NOT NEARLY ENOUGH.
IN LEAVE A LEGACY, WITH 57 YEARS OF FARMING
EXPERIENCING UNDER HIS BELT, WE'LL MEET THE
TENNESEE FARMER OF THE YEAR AND THE LEGACY
PLAN TO KEEP THE FAMILY NAME ALIVE.
AND IN CUSTOMER SUPPORT, PERMITS CAN BE COSTLY,
BUT EXACTLY WHERE DOES ALL THAT MONEY GO? JOHN
PHIPPS SHEDS LIGHT ON THE TOPIC.
NOW FOR THE HEADLINES, A BLANKET LAW THAT
WOULD MAKE ALL GMO LABELS VOLUNTARY COULD BE
ON THE HOUSE FLOOR AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK.
IT'S CALLED THE SAFE AND AFFORDABLE FOOD
LABELING ACT AND PASSED THE HOUSE AG COMMITTEE
INSTEAD OF A PATCHWORK OF BILLS IN DIFFERENT
STATES AND COUNTIES, THE ACT CREATES A FEDERAL
STANDARD FOR VOLUNTARY LABELS.
THE BILL ALSO BLOCKS EXISTING LABELING LAWS.
SEVERAL ASSOCIATIONS CAME OUT IN SUPPORT OF THE
BILL, SAYING MANDATORY LABELS ARE RED TAPE,
ULTIMATELY LEADING TO HIGHER PRICES.
REMEMBER THAT INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR
RESEARCH ON CANCER REPORT CLASSFIYING
GLYPHOSATE AS QUOTE "PROBABle CARCINOGEN?"
MONSANTO SAYS IT PLANS TO ASSEMBLE A PANEL OF
SCIENTISTS TO REVIEW THE ANALYSIS.
THE PANEL WILL BE COMPRISED OF 10 INDEPENDENT
GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERTS IN A RANGE OF
I-A-R-C IS AN ARM OF the WORLD HEALTH
ALL THE RECENT RAIN MAY BE DAMPENING ROW CROPS,
BUT IT'S DEFINTIELY HELPING PASTURE AND RANGE
CONDITIONS IN SEVERAL OF TOP CATTLE PRODUCING
MONDAY'S USDA CROP PROGRESS REPORT SHOWS
65-PERCENT OF PASTURE AND RANGE IN THE
CONTIGUOUS 48 STATES IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT
NEBRASKA AND TEXAS BOTH SHOWING 75-PERCENT IN
GOOD TO EXCELLENT SHAPE.
ONE STATE STILL STRUGGLING TO FIND MOISTURE IS
CALIFORNIA. BUT GROWERS ARE ALSO BATTLING LABOR
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS ARE NOW TAKING THE
MEASURE INTO THEIR OWN HANDS.
LAWMKAERS ARE CONSIDERING A BILL THAT WOULD
ALLOW FARMWORKERS LIVING IN THE STATE ILLEGALLY
TO GET WORK PERMITS.
A SIMILAR BILL DIED THREE YEARS AGO AND STILL
FACES TOUGH OPPOSITION IN THE STATE SENATE.
THE WORKERS, THEIR SPOUSES AND CHIDLREN WHO
ARE IN SCHOOL WOULD REMAIN IN THE STATE WITHOUT
THE THREAT OF DEPORATION.
FELONS WOUDN'T BE ELIGIBLE.
MEANWHILE, THE CALFIRORIA DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE SAYS ITS FOUND A SECOND TREE
INFECTED WITH CITRUS GREENING.
IT'S THE SECOND DISCOVERY IN THREE YEARS--THE
FIRST WAS 15 MILES FROM THE NEW LOCATION.
AG INSPECTORS, ARE CHECKING OTHER CITRUS TREES
IN THE AREA AND PREPARING A QUARANTINE.
CALIFORNIA'S 2 BILLION DOLLAR CITRUS INDUSTRY
GROWS ROUGHLY 80 PERCENT OF THE COUNTRY'S
FLORIDA CITRUS GROWERS CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE
WITH THE DEADLY DISEASE, . USDA EXPECTS FLORIDA
TO PRODUCE ABOUT HALF THE AMOUNT OF FRUIT IT
GREW IN 2007.
FTER 16 YEARS, THE NATION'S LARGEST FARM
ORGANIZATION WILL SEE NEW LEADERSHIP. AMERICAN
FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT BOB STALLMAN SAYS HE
WON'T SEEK REELECTION THIS JANUARY.
IN A STATEMENT RELEASED BY FARM BUREAU,
STALLMAN SAYS "...IT'S TIME TO HAND OVER THE REINS
OF LEADERSHIP - A DECISION THAT IS MADE EASIER BY
KNOWING THE GREAT LEADERSHP AND FOUNDATION
STATE PRESIDENTS FROM ARIZONA, GEORGIA, INDIANA
AND OREGON HAVE THROWN THEIR NAME IN THE HAT
AS A CANDIDATE.
THAT'S IT FOR NEWS...METEOROLOGIST MIKE
HOFFMAN JOINS US NOW WITH A LOOK AT THE LONGER
RANGE FORECAST. MIKE, ANY CHANGES SINCE LAST
thanks, tyne. there's always changes in the weather. the heat
that we saw over the middle of country into the ohio valley is
going to get tamped down a little bit as we head into this week.
you can kind of see a little troph, not a major one, then we kind
of go zonal for the middle of the week, but look at the troph out
west. that's going to bring some real cool air and some chances
for rain in places that haven't seen a whole lot of it lately ,so that
could be some good news. by next weekend though, our
computer models showing ridge building back up in the middle
of the country. let's check out the 30 day outlook. looking for
below normal temps for lower great lakes all the way back
across the north central plains. western plains back into the four
corner region, central portions of the rockies . above normal
temps in the northwest down into california. and above normal
from texas into the mid atlantic toward the southeast.
precipitation over the next 30 days still above normal from the
central mississippi valley back into the central and southern
rockies. below normal for eastern texas, louisiana. above
normal for parts of the southeast. tyne.
THANKS SO MUCH, MIKE.
IT'S BEEN OVER A MONTH SINCE THE EPA RELEASED ITS
PROPOSED RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARDS.
WHILE FARMERS FEEL IT'S A STEP BACKWARDS WHILE
THE EPA CONSIDERS THE STANDARDS RESPONSIBLE
IN THIS FARM JOURNAL REPORT, NATIONAL REPORTER
BETSY JIBBEN LOOKS AT BOTH SIDES OF THE DEBATE
AS WELL AS HOW PROPOSED STANDARDS ARE ALREADY
IMPACTING CONSUMERS AT THE PUMP.
THOSE IN THE AG INDUSTRY ARE MAKING THEIR VOICES
HEARD WITH EPA'S RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARDS.
HERE ARE THE EPA'S PROPOSED RENEWABLE FUEL
STANDARD LEVELS THE AGENCY RELEASED IN MAY,
WELL UNDER THE LEVELS CONGRESS MANDATED BACK
FOR THESE YEARS, BACK IN 2007.
<"We looked at the numbers congress targeted for 2016 and
concluded they are not possible to achieve,">
CHRIS GRUNDLER OF THE EPA SAYS THE PROPOSED
STANDARDS ARE BASED ON WHAT THE AGENCY THINKS
IS ATTAINABLE OVER THE NEXT 12 TO 18 MONTHS.
<"Our proposal would increase volumes by nearly 1.5 billion
gallons over last year. We think that's significant growth," said
THOSE IN THE ETHANOL BUSINESS SAY THE LEVELS ARE
A BIG STEP IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
"We are already seeing close to 200 stations selling E-15. We
also have E-85, 17-million vehicles at 3,000 stations seeing E-
85. This notion that we can't do more than 10 percent is
WHILE SOME IN THE OIL INDUSTRY WANT TO SEE THE
STANDARDS MOVE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
<"We asked EPA to finalize a mandate no higher than
9.7 percent ethanol in recognizing 10 percent is the limit that
can be used by most cars and trucks on the road,">
GRUNDLER SAYS CELLULOSSIC ETHANOL IS ONE
REASON WHY THE EPA ADJUSTED THE PROPOSED
<"Congress wanted 4 billion gallons of cellulossic fuel to be
developed in 2016. that's not going to happen,">
<"These are developing slowly. More slowly than Congress
thought. This shows mandates can't drive something into reality.
You need innovating and investments and it can't be rushed by
mandates by Congress," said Greco.>
BUT THOSE IN THE ETHANOL INDUSTRY SAY
CELLULOSSIC SHOULDN'T DRAG LEVELS DOWN.
<"If there aren't billions of gallons available
with cellulossic ethanol, EPA has the authority to adjust that part
of the RFS. What they don't have is the authority to do is adjust
corn-ethanol segment of the RFS. That's something they've
proposed to do here,">
AND INDUSTRY LEADERS SAY THE PROPOSED
STANDARDS ARE ALREADY IMPACTING THE MARKET IN A
<"Since the epa released the rule, we saw ethanol prices fall
again. We saw RIN prices fall again. That's taking money out of
my farmer's pockets,">
DOYAL IS TALKING ABOUT A RENEWABLE
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, OR A RIN,
IT'S A TRACKING NUMBER ATTACHED TO EVERY GALLON
OF RENEWABLE FUEL TO SHOW COMPLIANCE TO THE
STANDARDS. COMPANIES CAN SELL EXCESS RINS OR
GALLONS TO OTHER COMPANIES AS WELL. INDUSTRY
LEADERS SAY THE RIN HAS FALLEN BECAUSE THE EPA
LOWERED THE VOLUME REQUIREMENTS WITH
CUSTOMERS ALREADY PAYING MORE AT THE PUMP.
<"the consumer is paying a lot more for e-85 now than they
were a month ago. Since the EPA announcement. It's different
around the country, but I would say they're paying anywhere
from 20 to 35 cents more than they were before the
<"and probably at least a nickel more on E-15,">
GARNER IS THE CEO OF PROTEC FUEL, A SUPPLIER AND
PROVIDER OF DISEL FUEL, GASOLINE AND ETHANOL.
SINCE THE RIN VALUE HAS DECREASED, GARNER SAYS
IT'S ALREADY IMPACTING BUSINESSES, PUTTING SOME
OF HIS PROJECTS ON HOLD.
<"We have 400 stations that we're ready to covert right now and
economically, right now, they're very borderline as to whether or
not to move ahead with them.">
RIN VALUES ASIDE, THE EPA SAYS THERE IS YEAR-OVER-
YEAR PRODUCTION GROWTH IN THE AGENCY'S
PROPOSAL. BUT WE MAY NOT KNOW HOW MUCH UNTIL
<"We're pushing but in a responsible way,">
REPORTING FOR U.S. FARM REPORT,
I'M BETSY JIBBEN.
ETHANOL INDUSTRY LEADERS TOLD U.S. FARM REPORT
SINCE THE PROPOSED STANDARS ARE LOWER, THEY'RE
WORRIED THEY'RE WORRIED IT MAY GIVE BRAZIL MORE
OF AN INCENTATIVE TO EXPORT TO THE U.S, POSSIBLY
DISPLACING MORE DOMESTIC GALLONS OF ETHANOL
UP NEXT, JOHN PHIPPS
Government agencies should operate for the public good, not
the public purse."
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CERTAIN PERMITS AND LICENSES REQUIRED ON THE
FARM CAN BE COSTLY. AND JOHN ISN'T EXEMPT FROM
ANY OF THOSE.
<OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE RECEIVED EMAILS FROM
PRODUCERS WHO THINK WE SHOULD BE PAYING MORE
ATTENTION TO OTHER CROPS, AND ONE OF THE
BIGGEST CONCERNS IS THE HAY INDUSTRY.
"HOW MUCH BETTER YOUR SHOW COULD BE IF FROM
TIME TO TIME YOU WOULD MENTION THE NATIONS 3RD
LARGEST CROP: HAY. THOSE GUYS WHO RAISE THE
BEST CONSERVATION CROP, GET NO CROP OR
REVENUE INSURANCE PAYMENTS AND ARE BEING PUT
OUT OF BUSINESS BY… NEW REGULATIONS FOR
TRANSPORTING WIDE LOADS. YOU NEED A STATE
PERMIT AND PERMIT FOR EACH COUNTY AND NOW
TOWNS CAN REQUIRE AN OVERSIZE PERMIT. SINCE 2000
WE HAVE GONE FROM 0 PERMITS TO 1 TO 100 TO