Driving ban for combine harvesters in Germany

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

no_combine_on_road1In a number of German states and counties a driving ban is being considered or already put in force banning combine harvesters from the roads between 1500 hours on Friday and 0900 hours on Monday to allow holiday traffic free flow.

It would appear that the powers-that-be do not have the faintest idea of farming and that it is not a Monday to Friday 9-5 occupation and that crops have to be harvested when and whenever the weather is right and that might be on a Saturday or even a Sunday, holiday traffic or no holiday traffic.

Those making up such rules seem to be of the same mentality that one encounters every now and then with people who state firmly that we don't need farmers as we can get all our food at the supermarket.

One can but wonder as to which parallel universe those people have escaped from or if some people are indeed correct in the belief that we all are governed by lizards.

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