New Right-Of-Way Mowing Regulations Await Minnesota Farmers In 2017
Northland farmers who mow and bale hay on state right-of-ways will want to brush up on the new deadlines and regulations set forth by the Minnesota Department of Transportation - set to take effect in January 1, 2017.
In general, farmers will need to submit their application earlier. Landowners who want to mow on right-of-ways adjacent to property that they already own need to apply for a permit before the end of January; on February 1, all others may apply for permits to mow on state right-of-ways. MNDOT will review, accept, and approve permits on a first come-first served basis.
Also, farmers will need to manage when they bale the hay they cut in right-of-ways as MNDOT has changed the length of time the cut grass can remain before being baled.