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The hot, dry weather last month resulted in corn maturing rapidly and harvest is underway in some parts of the state. That means more farmers need to share the road over the next few months to get from farm to field and back again. John Bartman farms in McHenry County, about 55 miles northwest of Chicago and says transporting harvest equipment can be a real challenge this time of year;

 

 
Michelle Aavang and her family also farm in McHenry County not far from the Wisconsin border. She says transporting farm equipment this time of year can be dangerous;
 
 
Illinois Farm Bureau developed what it calls ":rules of the country road." Some tips: drive the speed limit on country roads, especially hilly ones; be patient and pass farm equipment with caution; maintain a safe following distance behind farm equipment, and; keep the mobile phone down - it is the law.

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