Today’s quick hits, April 6, 2023

Mexico reins in glyphosate: Along with a ban on imports of GMO corn for making tortillas, Mexico is slashing by 50 percent the amount of glyphosate, the most widely used weedkiller in the world, that can be imported this year. (The New Lede)

Ukraine grain triggers resignation: Poland’s agriculture minister quit his job to protest a European Commission decision to allow duty-free imports of Ukrainian grain until June 2024; farmers in eastern Europe say the imports drive down prices for their crops. (Reuters)

Early spring in the East: Spring arrived three to four weeks early in the eastern United States and in some areas, it was the earliest on record and brought with it the risk of a longer allergy season and disruptions in crop production. (Grist)

Fewer calories in milk: Dairy processors who provide more than 90 percent of milk to schools said, beginning with the 2025-26 school year, they would reduce calories and added sugars in flavored milk to meet the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (IDFA)

Rural vote shifted Democratic: The Democrat running for a seat on Wisconsin’s state Supreme Court, Janet Protasiewicz, netted 45 percent of the rural vote, 5 points higher than President Biden did in 2020 and 6 points better than the Democratic candidate for Senate last year. (Daily Yonder)