Crops not to be planted in right of way
The Perkins County Board of Commissioners are asking landowners not to plant crops in the county right of way, or where they restrict visibility at intersections. County road right of way is 66 feet, or 33 feet from the center of the road.
Farming in the right of way can potentially damage the shoulder of the roads. It also creates a dangerous situation, as growing crops provide cover for wildlife, and motorists are left with little or no time to react when deer or other wildlife spring out in front of them.
Crops that are planted in the right of way may be mowed down by the road department during the course of the growing season.