Today’s quick hits, Dec. 6,2021

Bob Dole dies: Former Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, a staunch supporter of public nutrition programs who had an international food aid program named in his honor, died at age 98. (New York Times)

Dry Klamath wells: Farmers in the Klamath River basin have tapped groundwater so heavily, because of drought and restrictions on drawing irrigation water from the river, that wells serving more than 280 homes in Klamath County have dried up. (The Counter)

Export promotion grants: The Foreign Agricultural Service awarded $202 million, from the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development Program, for promotion of U.S. farm products overseas. (USDA)

More conservation money: Senate Democrats put an additional $2 billion for technical assistance on land stewardship into their version of the “build back better” bill. (Agri-Pulse)