Today’s quick hits, Jan. 15, 2020

Plaskett is impeachment manager: Democrat Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands, who chairs a House Agriculture subcommittee, was named one of the House impeachment managers, although as a delegate from a U.S. territory, she is not allowed to vote on the House floor. (New York Times)

Disappearing delta smelt: Once the most abundant fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the 2- to-3-inch-long delta smelt seems to be vanishing. For the third straight year, state wildlife workers did not find any of the fish during an annual survey. (Stockton Record)

Boycott of online retailers is alleged: A lawsuit in federal court in Illinois alleges the manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of seeds, ag chemicals, and other crop inputs coordinated a boycott of online merchants, resulting in farmers paying higher prices for the goods. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)

World wheat production to climb again: The first projections of the world wheat crop for 2021/22 “point to record production and, despite higher consumption, a further accumulation of global stocks,” said the monthly Grain Market Report. (International Grains Council)

Lawsuit against Yazoo Pumps: Environmental groups filed suit in federal court to block the Yazoo Pumps project — which would drain backwater behind Mississippi River levees south of Vicksburg — saying it threatens 200,000 acres of wetlands and the endangered species that live in them. (WLBT-TV)