Farmers wanting to harvest the hay from state rights-of-way can now apply for permits.
The Nebraska Department of Roads has begun taking applications for hay harvesting permits. Owners of land that abuts the state highway right-of-way have until July 30th to apply for a $40 haying permit. After the 30th, anyone may apply. Those applying must have one million dollars in liability insurance.
Hay harvesting permits are governed in accordance with Chapter 39, Article 13 of the Neb.Rev.Stat. §39-1359.01. The Nebraska Department of Roads has the right to confiscate any hay harvested without a permit
Interstate rights-of-way are excluded from the program.
Complete rules and regulations for hay harvesting can be found at transportation.nebraska.gov/hay or by calling your local state highway maintenance or District office.