Georgia Burn Ban and Senate Hears from Beef Industry
**May 1st marked the beginning of an outdoor burn ban in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state.
www.morningagclips.com reports, residents are asked to refrain from burning yard and land clearing debris, whose smoke can negatively impact the state’s air quality during the hot summer months so less particulate matter is released into the air and wildfire risks are reduced.
The burn ban runs thru September 30th.
**A U.S. District Court approved a consent decree agreement between Growth Energy and the EPA that requires EPA to finalize its 2020-2022 Renewable Volume Obligations no later than June 3.
The consent decree follows Growth Energy’s multiple notices of intent to sue and a complaint in federal district court in response to the agency’s extended delay in issuing the RVOs.
The RVOs for 2022 were due by November 30, 2021.
**Senate Ag Committee members heard from the beef industry regarding the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President Ethan Lane says, what is being proposed concentrates on what works for one region, it simply doesn’t work for the rest of the country.
NCBA opposes a government mandate that could potentially result in fewer marketing opportunities and less incentive for producers to invest in genetics and innovative production techniques that lead to higher-quality beef.