Today’s quick hits, April 14, 2022

Border gridlock snags produce: Importers of fresh produce say some shipments have spoiled because of reroutings and backups resulting from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that state troopers inspect every truck entering Texas from Mexico. (Associated Press)

Aid for rural hospitals: Up to $475 million will be awarded to rural hospitals and healthcare providers through a new USDA grant program called Emergency Rural Health Care. The first round of $43 million will go to 93 healthcare organizations and community groups in 22 states. (USDA)

Grazing to sequester carbon: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, supported by the meat industry, awarded grants to ranchers in Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas in a five-year project to use regenerative agriculture practices to improve grassland management and sequester carbon dioxide. (Meat and Poultry)

Steady on SRW wheat: U.S. farmers will harvest 359 million bushels of soft red winter wheat, down marginally from 2021, and 237 million bushels of soft white winter wheat, up 61 percent from last year, said a panel of millers and merchants. (Food Business News)

Bronaugh at Ohio HBCU: Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh was scheduled to visit Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, on Thursday, part of a series of events highlighting USDA support of historically Black colleges and universities that are part of the land-grant university system. (FERN’s Ag Insider)