Today’s quick hits, February 8, 2024

Judge nixes dicamba approval: The EPA failed to follow the rules in its 2020 approval of dicamba, a widely used weedkiller, ruled a federal judge in Tucson, Arizona, vacating the herbicide’s registration and putting into question whether dicamba can be used on this year’s crops. (Reuters)

USDA assistant secretary named: Malcolm Shorter was appointed USDA assistant secretary of administration. He had been serving as acting assistant secretary for the past year. (USDA)

Forecast: 1.45 billion chicken wings: Americans are expected to eat 1.45 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl, roughly the same as last year, said the National Chicken Council, a broiler industry trade group. (NCC)

Grants for food chain resilience: The USDA awarded grants worth $31.2 million to Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Utah, and West Virginia for projects to build resiliency in the food chain, bringing the total awarded nationwide to $270 million. (USDA)