Today’s quick hits, April 11, 2018

Funding farmers’ mental health (Farm Forum): The National Farmers Union and 36 other farm and rural advocacy groups sent a letter to Congress urging it to fund the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, which would make it easier for farmers to access mental healthcare.

Moby’s SNAP take (Wall Street Journal): In an op-ed, the musician argues against increased work requirements for SNAP, and also says the program shouldn’t fund soda, candy, and “heavily processed meats.”

Nix on ‘neonics’ on burrowing shrimp (Oregon Public Broadcasting): Regulators in Washington state tentatively denied a proposal for continued, but reduced, use of a neonicotinoid insecticide to kill burrowing shrimp that damage oyster beds.

End hunger by raising wages (Bread for the World): In its annual Hunger Report, the antihunger group called for a higher federal minimum wage along with infrastructure improvements to create jobs and improve wages.