Today’s quick hits, Feb. 10, 2020

Organic ag largely avoided trade-war hit (Stateline): Organic farmers are far less reliant on ag exports than conventional growers and they suffered less from the Sino-U.S. trade war; some qualified for Trump’s trade-war bailout.

Funding for fight against locusts (FAO): The Africa Solidarity Trust donated $1 million to combat a surge of the desert locust, “the most dangerous migratory pest in the world,” in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

Conservation drive targets ’30 by 30′ (Udall): Former Interior secretaries Sally Jewell and Bruce Babbitt took part in announcing a campaign to protect 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by 2030 to mitigate climate change and protect plants and animals from extinction.

China will buy, says Kudlow (South China Morning Post): Chinese President Xi Jinping assured President Trump during a phone call that China will meet its commitments under the “phase one” agreement to buy large quantities of U.S. goods, including ag exports, said economic adviser Larry Kudlow.