“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” Those in ag industry circles are hoping this is the case as ramped-up transportation and trucking regulations have been bearing down on business. The Agricultural Trucking Relief Act (S. 2025) might help clear the path. The new piece of legislation introduced by Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) would clearly define agricultural commodities by aligning the definition used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with those used by the USDA and the EPA. In addition, the legislation would ensure horticultural products are treated fairly when enforcing hours of service rules and electronic logging device regulations. AmericanHort President and CEO Ken Fisher released a statement regarding the Agricultural Trucking Relief Act. “We applaud Senators Perdue and Merkley for introducing this bill to finally create a single, concrete definition of agricultural commodities that reflects the consensus of many government agencies and the needs of the entire agricultural industry,” Fisher said. “While horticultural products are treated as ‘agriculture’ when they are grown and when they are sold, transportation of our products ...