Georgia Farm Bureau Day and FCC on Importance of AM Radio in EVs

Georgia Farm Bureau Day and FCC on Importance of AM Radio in EVs

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**During the 2023 Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol event, Senate Ag Committee Chair Russ Goodman noted only seven of the state’s 226 representatives and senators make their living from production agriculture.

Despite that, speakers said the state’s agricultural output doesn’t go unnoticed, and GFB is the reason why.

A total of 677 GFB members representing 97 county Farm Bureaus showed up to visit their legislators and deliver pro-agriculture messages.

**The National Association of Conservation Districts released policy recommendations for the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill.

The NACD’s Farm Bill Task Force has convened more than a dozen times and their most important priority is for Congress to keep conservation investments provided by the Inflation Reduction Act in the farm bill conservation programs.

The recommendations also push back against one-size-fits-all policies, the addition of national carve-outs within programs, and limitations on conservation practices.

**Nathan Simington, a Commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission, spoke out on the continued importance of AM radio to public safety.

He says the issue of continuing to include AM radios in electric vehicles deserves urgent attention.

Simington says, “As electric vehicle adoption increases, we must not leave behind those in rural areas who depend on radio for their news and alerts.”

He also believes the FCC has a duty to make clear how

valuable AM radio is to its listeners.

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