Today’s quick hits, April 28, 2023

Hemp collapse: Growers planted half as much land to industrial hemp in 2022 as they did in 2021, and the crop, valued at $238 million, was worth less than one-third of what it was in the preceding year, said the annual National Hemp Report. (USDA)

Mississippi shutdown: Barge traffic has been halted along a 120-mile stretch of the upper Mississippi River, from Dubuque, Iowa, to New Boston, Illinois, because of flooding and lock closures that could last three weeks. (USDA)

Tyson cuts executive staff: Tyson Foods will eliminate 10 percent of its corporate headquarters jobs and 15 percent of its senior management slots in a drive to increase efficiency, said chief executive Donnie King. (Talk Business and Politics)