Good Fires Coming to Georgia and Vilsack on Rural Infrastructure Funding

Good Fires Coming to Georgia and Vilsack on Rural Infrastructure Funding

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

**You may notice smoke rising over Georgia in the coming weeks.

According to, that’s because land managers working to enhance wildlife habitat and forested areas will be taking advantage of good weather conditions to do “prescribed burning,” also known as “good fires.”

Certified and trained prescribed fire practitioners plan these good fires for times when the greatest ecological benefits are achieved with the fewest smoke impacts.

**Growth Energy has submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board regarding its proposed changes to California's low-carbon fuel standard.

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says, California continues to overlook a significant challenge: decarbonizing millions of internal combustion engine vehicles that will be on the road for decades.

Growth Energy contends the proposal ignores plant-based fuel options, such as ethanol and biodiesel.

Another issue is the third-party audit processes.

**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of over $772 million for rural infrastructure projects.

USDA says the new projects will benefit more than one million people in remote areas by providing reliable high-speed internet access, clean, safe water and a range of support for rural communities.

Vilsack says the investments will help us build our economy from the middle out and bottom-up by providing these much-needed amenities.

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