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Farmers save money with new law


 Illinois passed new legislation at the state fair earlier this week that will help out the area's small farmers.

The new law allows a driver with a B or D license to drive trucks under 12,000 pounds as a covered farm vehicle when pulling a farm-plated trailer.

The designation will cost $10, a huge savings from the $150-plus license required from the DMV previously.

"It didn't look out for the little guy that just has a small pick-up and just pulling a trailer that's farm-plated," Farm Bureau's Shawn Valter said.

that meant trucks were restricted for agriculture-use only. But now, they can be used for personal use, too.

"This brings the little guy up to the level of exemption that big farmers are, who were already exempt," Valter said.

Small farm plates start around $150.

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