Agricultural burning

Agricultural Burning refers to the use of fire for the purpose of reducing vegetative debris on cropland, improving crop health, or improving yield. Specific definitions for agricultural burning vary by agency and location which has implications on an air regulatory level. Consult sources specific to your agency or location to find the specific definition and implications of agricultural burning in your area.

Sources: U.S. EPA. 2013. Region 10: the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Burning. Accessed on 11 September 2013. Available at

USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force. 1999. Agricultural Burning Policy. Accessed on 11 September 2013. Available at