Today’s quick hits, Feb. 18, 2021

Grapevine threat: Climate change could bring a devastating threat to California vineyards: the spread of grapevine-killing Pierce’s disease, which is caused by a bacterium carried by the glassy-winged sharpshooter. (InsideClimate News)

Restoring the prairie: Texas rancher Adam Isaacs, calling his cattle “my land management tool,” says he intends to have them stomp weeds into the ground while grazing as part of a longer-running plan to revive the mixed-grass prairie. (New York Times)

Mexican glyphosate battle: The president of the country’s top farm group says he expects lawsuits will be filed soon by “all the people who use glyphosate and genetically modified corn” to overturn a government plan to ban use of the weedkiller and GMO corn over the next three years. (Global Ag Media)

Palmer amaranth resistance: University of Arkansas weed scientists confirmed the presence of glufosinate-resistant populations of invasive Palmer amaranth in two counties in the northwestern part of the state. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)

Fallout from walkout: Although poultry processor George’s responded to a walkout by workers worried about coronavirus safety by reinstituting staggered work times, other promises have gone unfulfilled and the company took away daily bonuses, according to workers. (Facing South)