Today’s quick hits, April 10, 2023

A year of lower prices: The Food Price Index, which soared following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, is down for the 12th month in a row and 20.5 percent lower than its peak, in March 2022. (Food and Agriculture Organization)

LCFS and cow numbers: California offers incentives to turn livestock manure into biogas for transportation fuel, but there is no evidence the Low Carbon Fuel Standard has caused dairy farmers to expand their herds. (Ag Data News)

Port shutdown: Dockworkers shut down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, for a 24-hour period, highlighting the long-running negotiations for a new labor contract. (Los Angeles Times)

Puerto Rican ag shrinks: Following landfall of two hurricanes in 2017, Puerto Rico lost 37 percent of its farms and farm sales fell 26 percent. (USDA)

Grazing assistance: The Natural Resources Conservation Service awarded $12 million to 49 projects to expand the use of conservation practices on grazing land. (USDA)