Today’s quick hits, Feb. 7, 2022

Scant safety evidence: Despite assurances that oil field wastewater can be safely used to irrigate California farms, “there is scant evidence” to support that conclusion, according to a review of research and interviews with experts. (Inside Climate News)

Four NOSB appointees: The USDA appointed four new members to the advisory National Organic Standards Board, including California farmer Javier Zamora, for terms running through January 2027. (Agricultural Marketing Service)

Davis, Miller face-off: Illinois Reps. Rodney Davis, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, and Mary Miller will run against each other in the GOP primary in the 15th House District in central Illinois. (Illinois Times)

Shelve WOTUS?: The EPA should stop work on a new regulation, known as “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), until the Supreme Court rules on an Idaho case involving federal regulation of wetlands, said all 50 Republican senators. (Sen. Thune)

Nebraska ‘right to repair’: A bill to create a “right to repair” for Nebraska farmers was cleared by the Judiciary Committee for floor debate at the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)