During Harvest Season Please Give Agricultural Operations a Brake
It’s no secret that Elmore County’s main economic driver is agriculture and ranching operations, whether it be smaller family farms or ranches; or rather large agricultural and dairy operations (many of them also being family operated/owned). Our major crops include corn (typically for silage and grain purposes, sometimes for earlage or snaplage), potatoes, alfalfa, wheat, sugar beets, beans, onions and other specialty crops. During September and October agricultural operations are fast-moving in Elmore County, as this is the time to harvest their valuable crops from the field to the market. This means our local municipal and county roads are fraught with pickups, trucks, trailers and very large specialized farming/ranching equipment that needs to be moved in a quick manner to accomplish the harvesting of over 360,000 acres in a short time period.