Gov. Ivey Lends Assistance to State Forestry Agency

Dan Alabama, Forestry

Although only in office a few weeks, Gov. Kay Ivey is helping to shore up a state agency important to rural Alabama. State Forester Rick Oates said Ivey told him she intends to release nearly $500,000 from the governor’s discretionary departmental emergency fund to help the budget-stressed Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC). Last year’s drought-related fires took a toll on the …