Today’s quick hits, April 12, 2023

Colorado River water reductions: The Biden administration proposed reductions of up to one-quarter in Colorado River water allotments to Arizona, California and Nevada, with the cuts shared evenly among the states. (New York Times)

Asian longhorned beetle eradication: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said it would inspect trees for the invasive Asian longhorned beetle in quarantined areas of Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and South Carolina and remove infested trees as part of a drive to eradicate the pest in the United States. (USDA)

Food boxes for Arkansas: About 7,000 families in two Arkansas counties hit by tornadoes will be eligible for USDA food packages containing domestically-grown foods, a short-term form of assistance that is employed after natural disasters disrupt food supply channels, such as grocery stores. (USDA)

‘Green’ infrastructure in cities: Agriculture Undersecretary Homer Wilkes and White House clean energy adviser John Podesta were to announce funding “to expand access to urban nature, combat the climate crisis and advance environmental justice” on Wednesday in Newark. (FERN’s Ag Insider)