Gov. Bruce Rauner has declared a “harvest emergency” across Illinois.
The designation means trucks carrying grain can exceed weight limits by 10 percent. Jeff Kirwan, with the Illinois Farm Bureau, says weather challenges have made for a unique harvest season.
“We have had good yields, but that also has brought about a lot of moving grain around," he said. "We have elevators that are struggling to get grain moved from their facility to a terminal, and this will allow them to be more efficient."