Today’s quick hits, April 7, 2023

Agrifood employment: About 1.23 billion people, or 15 percent of the world’s population, are employed in the global agrifood system, and nearly two-thirds of them are in Asia, according to the first systematic global estimate. (FAO)

Unpersuaded on SNAP cuts: Republican Reps. Mark Molinaro and Mike Lawler of New York are examples of the challenge House GOP leaders face in assembling a majority to cut SNAP benefits. (New York Times)

Bayer breakup?: The incoming chief executive of Bayer said all options are on the table when it comes to complaints about the 2016 purchase of Monsanto and proposals to separate the company’s agricultural and pharmaceutical divisions. (Financial Times)

Temporary primary rules: The Montana Senate passed a Republican-backed bill that would create a “jungle primary” solely for the state’s 2024 race for U.S. Senate, a move Democrats say is aimed specifically at defeating current Sen. Jon Tester. (Montana Public Radio)

Climate grants: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $40 million in grants for 31 projects to develop innovative approaches to climate-smart agriculture and $19 million in grants for two projects to reduce nutrient runoff. (USDA)