Today’s quick hits, April 18, 2023

Beehives on solar farms: Solar beekeeping — placing beehives on solar sites — can create a new income stream for farmers as well as keep land in agricultural production and provide habitat for wildlife, said a report on one aspect of agrivoltaics. (Center for Rural Affairs)

Moffitt on Capitol Hill: Agriculture Undersecretary Jenny Moffitt will testify on Tuesday at a House Agriculture subcommitee “review of USDA animal disease prevention and response efforts.” (House Agriculture)

Brazil 2, EU 1: Brazil was the world’s largest exporter of beef and chicken and the EU was No. 1 in pork exports in 2022; the U.S. was second in beef, pork and chicken. (USDA)

Grassland signup is open: Landowners can apply through May 26 to enroll land in the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program, which pays an annual rent to preserve grassland while allowing producers to graze livestock and harvest hay from the land. (USDA)

Smoke taint in wine: Researchers discovered a new class of sulfur-containing compounds known as thiophenols that could be the most reliable way to identify smoke taint in wine and help find ways to prevent damage from nearby wildfires. (Oregon State University)