Today’s quick hits, April 17, 2023

Iowa advances SNAP tests: The Iowa House sent to Gov. Kim Reynolds legislation that would impose new asset tests for people receiving SNAP benefits and require regular checks to see if recipients still qualify for aid. (Des Moines Register)

Digesters less profitable: With renewable diesel becoming more available in California, “the price of … [low-carbon fuel standard] credits has declined … so new digester projects are much closer to the break-even point,” said an analysis of anaerobic digesters on dairy farms. (Ag Data News)

Spending more for food: Americans estimate they are spending 5 percent more for groceries and restaurant food now than a year ago, and they believe food inflation will average 4 percent for the next 12 months; the latest CPI report put food inflation at 8.5 percent. (Purdue)

WFP workers killed in Sudan: The UN World Food Program said it halted operations in Sudan after three of its employees were killed and two were injured amid clashes between the Sudanese army and paramilitary forces. (Reuters)

Vilsack in Vietnam, Japan: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was scheduled to meet the Vietnamese prime minister while visiting Hanoi on Monday and Tuesday and to attend the G7 agriculture ministers meeting at the end of the week in Japan. (FERN’s Ag Insider)