Today’s quick hits, April 7, 2021

Veto sought on E15 warning: Ethanol groups called on Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to veto a bill that would require an additional warning label on pumps that dispense E15, a higher blend of corn ethanol than the traditional 10 percent. (Hoosier Ag Today)

Longer droughts in West: Over the last half-century, rainfall became more erratic and droughts longer lasting across most of the U.S. West due to global warming, and the situation is worsening, said a study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. (Associated Press)

Framework for rangelands: New conservation frameworks will benefit agriculture and wildlife in the sagebrush and grassland landscapes of the U.S. West, where more than 1 million acres a year are lost to invasive grasses, land developers or conversion to cropland. (USDA)

Billionaire buys farmland: The billionaire owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Shahid Khan, has purchased since 2015 24,000 acres of farmland in central Illinois and views it as “a good investment and legacy asset,” said a spokesman. (CU-Citizen Access)

Eye on ag exports: After reports that some ships were leaving U.S. ports with empty cargo containers rather than loaded with American farm exports, the leaders of two House subcommittees said they would work with the Federal Maritime Commission “to ensure that these shipping delays are ended expediently.” (House Agriculture Committee)