Today’s quick hits, Feb. 24, 2022

Recalculating runoff estimates: The Sierra Nevada snowpack provides one-third of California’s water supply, and now climate change is forcing state officials to overhaul their methods for forecasting how much water to expect when the snow melts. (CalMatters)

Nine-year highs: U.S. futures prices for wheat and soybeans soared to their highest levels in nine years — $8.83-1/4 a bushel for wheat and $16.69-1/4 a bushel for soybeans — on fears of disruption in Black Sea exports due to the crisis in Ukraine. (Reuters)

Pipeline bill stalls: A bill that would limit the use of eminent domain in building carbon pipelines in Iowa was effectively dead in the state Senate after it failed to advance out of subcommittee. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)

Safe district: Whoever wins the Republican primary on May 24 will be a strong bet to win the Aug. 9 special election in southern Minnesota to complete the term of the late Rep. Jim Hagedorn, a member of the House Agriculture Committee. (Sabato’s Crystal Ball)

Rural broadband trip: Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Sunset, Louisiana, a town of 3,000 people 60 miles west of Baton Rouge, on Friday to discuss federal funding for affordable high-speed internet. (FERN’s Ag Insider)