Motorists using rural roads in the Harborough area are being asked to be patient when they encounter slow-moving farm vehicles during the harvest season.
The plea has been issued by the National Farmers’ Union.
NFU South East crops board chairman Matt Culley says: “We know that motorists find slow moving farm vehicles frustrating but there’s a very good reason for us farmers being on the roads. August is the main harvest period when we are gathering in the nation’s food – we’re doing a vital job.
“We’d ask drivers to be patient and drive courteously.”
This month, the NFU says farmers are mainly harvesting cereals, particularly wheat.