Right-of-way hay harvesting begins
The program that enables Nebraska landowners to obtain hay harvesting permits is now in effect.
This is the fourth year that permits are being issued for harvesting hay from state highway rights-of-way. Interstate highways and freeways are excluded from the program.
Landowners whose land abuts the state right-of-way have until July 30 to apply for and receive a $40 hay permit. After July 30, anyone may apply. Proof of one-million dollar liability insurance must accompany every application.
Applicants wishing to obtain a permit are reminded that if a permit for mowing and harvesting was issued last year, a permit for mowing and harvesting hay from that same area is not allowed this year.
Abutting landowners who have obtained permits may begin harvesting on July 15, but others are restricted to harvesting between August 1 and September 15.
The $40 permits will be available at NDOR area maintenance offices located across Nebraska. Complete rules and regulations for hay harvesting can be found online or by calling your local state highway maintenance or District office.