GFB Policy Development Committee Meets and Ethanol Tops Million Barrels a Day
**The 2021 Georgia Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee, chaired by GFB Vice President Daniel Johnson and co-chaired by North Georgia Vice President Bernard Sims and Middle Georgia Vice President Robert Fountain, Jr., convened recently for subcommittee meetings.
According to www.gfb.org, they reviewed more than 200 policy submissions from county Farm Bureaus and commodity advisory committees.
Issues like stepped-up basis, raw milk, COVID, and water rights were hot-button topics under consideration.
**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the USDA is investing $272-million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure for 270,000 people in rural communities in 37 states and Puerto Rico.
Vilsack says as people in many parts of the nation battle drought and fires, there’s never been a more urgent need for assistance.
USDA is financing 114 projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program to help improve rural
**As inventories began to decline, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says ethanol output topped the million-barrel a day mark for the first time in two months for the week ending on October 8.
It’s the first time production averaged more than one million barrels a day since July 30.
The Midwest, the nation’s largest producing region, averaged 977,000 barrels a day, up from 937,000 barrels the previous week, the highest level since July 16.