Georgia Expands Ag Education and Biofuels Welcome Inflation Reduction Act
**The Georgia Department of Education is developing elementary Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education courses to allow students to explore agricultural career interests and opportunities in the early grades.
The new program will complement the existing agricultural education courses in the early grades and expand opportunities and reinforce foundational skills outside the core content areas.
The program has been offered through a pilot program in 20 schools across the state since the 2019/2020 school year.
**It may not be perfect, but Biofuel groups are welcoming last week’s signing of the Inflation Adjustment Act that includes key priorities for the biofuels industry.
The legislation includes an extension for tax credits for carbon sequestration and utilization, the Clean Fuel Production Credit to produce low-carbon fuels, and five tiers of sustainable aviation fuel credits.
Renewable Fuels Association President Geoff Cooper says, "This bill puts ethanol on a sustainable path for growth and investment.”
**The Department of Justice released a 28-count indictment against form House Ag Committee member TJ Cox, a Democrat who represented California’s 21st District between 2019-2021.
According to the indictment, Cox perpetrated multiple fraud schemes, created unauthorized off-the-books bank accounts and diverted client and company money into those accounts through false representations.
From 2013 to 2018, Cox obtained over $1.7 million in diverted client payments and company loans and investments across two fraud schemes.