Ca.’s Cleaner Fleets Regulations and Thanksgiving Dinner Price Higher
**California air regulators are considering regulations to phase out big rigs and other trucks with internal combustion engines to replace them with zero-emission vehicles.
The proposed Advanced Clean Fleets regulation would include vehicles that move agricultural commodities, and farmers who rely on trucking companies for timely transport of their produce are voicing concerns.
They fear the rules may come before there’s sufficient infrastructure, including a vast network of rural charging stations.
**Thanksgiving is an important holiday for spending time with family and friends and the American Farm Bureau’s 37th annual Thanksgiving Dinner survey provides a look at the cost of this year’s classic feast for 10.
This year’s price tag is $64.05, still under $6.50 per person, but up more than ten dollars from last year’s $53.31.
The centerpiece is the turkey, which costs $28.96 for a 16-pound bird, 21% higher than last year.
**The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Economic Confidence Index fell below growth-neutral for the sixth-consecutive month to its lowest level since 2020.
On a scale of one to 100, 50 represents growth neutral.
Almost 31% of bank CEOs in the survey recommend the Fed cease raising interest rates.
Despite the weaker rural outlook, only 14% say their bank had increased financial commitments on farm loans.