Today’s quick hits, April 20, 2023

Support for Ukraine: At their meeting this weekend, G7 agriculture ministers are expected to send a strong message of support for the Black Sea grain initiative that allows the export of Ukrainian grain, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters. (FERN’s Ag Insider)

Indiana is HPAI-free: Indiana, one of the first states to be hit by highly pathogenic avian influenza in 2022, has been recognized as HPAI-free by the World Organization for Animal Health. (Indiana Board of Animal Health)

Missouri curb on farmland: The Missouri Senate passed and sent to the House legislation to permit no more than 0.5 percent of agricultural land in the state to be owned by foreigners, down from the current ceiling of 1 percent. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

‘Jungle primary’ shelved: A Montana House committee set aside legislation that would allow only the top two finishers in the U.S. Senate primary in 2024 to appear on the general election ballot. (Associated Press)

Flooding in Minnesota: The Mississippi River was forecast to crest eight feet above normal later this week in St. Paul, part of the high water on the upper Mississippi that has inundated farmland in the state. (WCCO News)