Today’s quick hits, April 13, 2023

Cash pinch on rented land: There is a significant chance that corn and soybean income will fall below production costs on cash-rented farmland this year, although the high incomes of recent years should temper the impact, said four ag economists. (farmdoc daily)

$1 billion for green spaces: The Biden administration said that up to $1 billion in grants is available to an array of stakeholders, including state and municipal governments, to increase equitable access to urban and community forests. (USDA)

Deadly explosion: In possibly the deadliest barn accident on record, a fire killed as many as 18,000 dairy cows at a farm near the town of Dimmitt, in the Texas Panhandle. (San Antonio Express-News)

Ag-gag bill bars drones: In the latest version of ag-gag legislation, the Iowa House passed, 87-10, a bill that would prohibit drones from coming within 400 feet of livestock facilities. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)

School pantries, not backpacks: Feeding Tampa Bay, a Florida food bank that ended its school backpack program five years ago, says school pantries are a better way to fight hunger because they offer a greater variety of food and allow families to choose the food they want. (Food Bank News)