Today’s quick hits, December 21, 2023

Ag exports stranded: Four dozen farm and agribusiness groups said that the closure of two rail crossings into Mexico from Texas had interrupted shipments to the second-largest customer for U.S. food and ag exports. (Renewable Fuels Association)

NASS reviews crop reporting: The USDA agency in charge of estimating farm production asked for public input by Jan. 5 on whether to change the way it covers commodities and states to ensure they provide the most relevant crop information. (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Funds for environmental justice: The Biden administration announced $600 million in funding for 11 grant makers under an EPA program intended to make it easier for small community-based groups to access funding for environmental justice projects. (EPA)