Those who operate farm equipment and heavy machinery in Indiana's Warren County are going to have to get permission before they go riding on its roads.
According to the Journal & Courier newspaper, county commissioners tapped a law that requires people who operate heavy equipment to get an OK from officials before they take to the streets.
"Due to an increased amount of water in the ground at the start of winter, the county roads have softened and are showing signs of damage, according to a press release from the county commissioners," the paper said.
Along with softening roads in that part of Indiana, wet weather caused havoc for farmers across the country last year. Excessive rain in the spring made planting crops difficult. That led to the harvest being delayed until as late as December for some parts of the nation.
Even when they finally got crops out of the ground, the wet weather resulted in moister corn crops that required more time to dry out. That led to further delays at drying bins, which further backed up the harvest.