Today’s quick hits, Dec. 22, 2021

Heartland derecho: The storm system that lashed the Plains and Midwest with thunderstorms and tornadoes last week was a serial derecho, the first ever recorded in December, said the National Weather Service. (Los Angeles Times)

Kellogg strike ends: After 11 weeks on strike, workers at four Kellogg Co. plants that make breakfast cereal have approved a five-year contract that ends a two-tier wage system and prohibits plant closings. (CNN Business)

Eye on EVs: A House Agriculture Committee hearing in January on electric vehicles will consider the potential of electric-powered farm machinery, said chairman David Scott. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)

Solar vs. sage-grouse: A proposed solar farm that would cover 3.7 square miles in north-central Washington State is a significant threat to the survival of the state’s greater sage-grouse population, said the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. (Capital Press)

SNAP for hot food: The so-called SNAP Plus bill would allow low-income Americans to use food stamps to buy hot or prepared foods, said its bipartisan House sponsors. Currently, SNAP purchases are limited to groceries and cold foods. (Southland Journal)