Today’s quick hits, Dec. 14, 2022

Feds punish union busters: The National Labor Relations Board issued new penalties Tuesday for companies that illegally fire unionizing workers. (Washington Post)

Water fight comes to Sin City: Feds, state reps, tribal officials and farmers converged in Las Vegas Tuesday for the Colorado River Water Users Association conference, where they’ll discuss unprecedented emergency conditions in the Colorado River system. (AP)

Deforestation surge: Deforestation in the world’s most biologically diverse savanna, the Brazilian Cerrado, rose nearly 25 percent in the 12 months through July. (Reuters)

Small poultry growers worried: Some farmers say the USDA’s proposed rules aimed at reducing salmonella illness would unfairly burden small poultry producers and risk further monopolizing the industry. (Daily Yonder)

China keep out: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and state legislators proposed legislation to restrict foreign purchases of agricultural land in South Dakota. (Noem)