Pa. House Passes Bill to Allow Heavier Loads of Spring Planting Materials

The state House of Representatives has passed legislation supported by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau that would allow for transportation of heavier loads of spring planting materials.

Representatives voted 122-79 in favor of House Bill 1232, sponsored by Rep. Jason Silvis of Westmoreland County. The measure now heads to the state Senate for consideration.

The bill would create a seasonal overweight permit for the movement of up to 95,000 pounds of lime, fertilizer and/or seed between March and June. PFB believes this would help farmers get ready for spring planting with fewer truck trips.

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