Quick hits, Nov. 26, 2019

An underground Thanksgiving feast (Washington Post): New York commuters hold a Thanksgiving feast on the subway, complete with white tablecloths, a turkey with all the fixings and plenty of sides.

Neonics led to a fishery’s collapse (National Geographic): A study  published in Science shows that neonicotinoids, the world’s most widely used class of toxic insecticides, can seep into aquatic ecosystems and significantly disrupt fisheries.

Plenty of holiday hams (Washington Post): Retail prices might rise slightly but there will be no shortage of ham for the holiday season, experts say, notwithstanding the potential to export pork to China, where disease has decimated its hog herd.

Corn harvest needs more time (USDA): Farmers harvested 6.5 million acres of corn last week, leaving 13 million acres, or 16 percent of U.S. corn acreage, to go in a late-running harvest. Only 3 percent of the soybean crop is still in the field.

Soy to rebound more than corn (farmdoc Daily): Market prices make soybeans a more profitable choice than corn as farmers plan next year’s plantings but acreage for both crops will rebound notably from weather losses this year.