My beloved mountains are on fire, and it breaks my heart. I can smell the smoke while I sit here at my desk. I work in Disaster Recovery for agricultural businesses that have been hit by forces of nature. I’ve heard plenty of stories of both heartache and victory. I’ve seen businesses lost, and businesses rebuilt. And while new growth is the result of devastation, it doesn’t make it any easier because I know the hardship these fires are causing at this moment. With any hope, we will receive more funding so we may continue helping farmers and ranchers in need.