Today’s quick hits, Dec. 6, 2022

Flower power: Habitats near farmland with greater floral density provided better pollen and nectar resources for bees to help them resist or fight off infection, a new study suggests. (Ecology)

Russia hijacks Ukraine wheat: Almost 6 million tonnes of wheat worth $1 billion was harvested in Russian-controlled parts of Ukraine this year, according to satellite imagery analyzed by NASA; a major Ukrainian grower says occupying forces collected the wheat. (Bloomberg)

Poll backs farmworker bill: Three of every five registered voters in a Morning Consult poll supported legislation to give legal status to undocumented farmworkers and streamline the H-2A guestworker program. (International Dairy Foods Association)

Non-GMO corn is scarce: Mexico could halve its corn imports under a plan to end imports of GMO corn by early 2024, but it would struggle to make up the difference, either by expanding domestic production or finding non-GMO suppliers. (Reuters)

Aid for bovine tuberculosis: The USDA issued a quarantine designation for Maui County, making emergency loans available to Hawaiian livestock producers affected by the worst outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in years on Molokai. (USDA)

U.S. invites Lula: After discussions in Brasilia on topics that included safeguarding food security, the Biden administration invited president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to visit Washington. (White House)