Today’s quick hits, Feb. 6, 2024

Tariffs above 60 percent: Former president Donald Trump confirmed that he is considering tariffs of 60 percent on Chinese imports if he wins the 2024 presidential election and said, “Maybe it’s going to be more than that.” (CNBC)

Bill Northey dies: Fourth-generation Iowa farmer Bill Northey, a fierce farmer advocate who served as the Agriculture undersecretary overseeing farm and conservation programs and as Iowa’s state agriculture secretary, died at age 64. (Des Moines Register)

More rural than urban: A larger share of children in rural areas than in urban areas — 27 percent vs. 22 percent — would benefit from the expansion of the child tax credit that was passed by the House and is awaiting action in the Senate, said a think tank. (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

A decade of climate hubs: The USDA marked the 10th anniversary of its creation of regional Climate Hubs, established to help farmers and rural communities make climate-informed decisions that has grown to a network of 120 researchers and communicators at USDA and federal agencies. (USDA)

Undocumented farmworkers left out: The new bipartisan Senate border security bill “does not contain broad immigration reforms” that figured in previous immigration legislation, such as legal status for undocumented farmworkers. (Associated Press)