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StateLine wins break for project

May 29, 2013

BLUE EARTH — StateLine Cooperative of Burt, Iowa, cleared its first hurdle for a proposed grain facility to be built near Guckee....

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Roadbaron

Jun-03-13 11:32 AM

Personally I'd like to know who is going to pay for the road (old 16) that is going to get tore up. It's a WIDELY known fact that farmers have NO REGARD for local weight restrictions. It's not unusual to see 2, 700 plus bushel wagons, loaded to the hilt being pulled by a 10,000 pound plus tractor, with non-road use fuel to boot. That for all the unbelievers is over 90,000 pounds. Trucks in this country are limited to 80,000. I love how these "expert" councilman ask first thing "why" for the location. And the answer is the 10 ton road. Gravel roads are restricted to MUCH less weight but you never see anyone out there during harvest checking on things. It's a shame these councils are really a sham. Seems there is already an elevator out in that neck of the woods, why do we need the added aggravation of farmers who don't know how to drive on the shoulder, added traffic and infrastructure abuse. Is there really that much of a need? I'm skeptical. Always follow the mon

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