Today’s quick hits, Jan. 30, 2024

High demand for conservation: The USDA approved more projects for funding in two major conservation programs, the Conservation Stewardship Program and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, in 2023, but the programs remain oversubscribed. (IATP)

JBS wants NYSE listing: U.S. and British lawmakers have written letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission cautioning against listing JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, on the New York Stock Exchange because of its potential impact on deforestation. (Fortune)

Aid specialty crop exports: The USDA launched its Assisting Specialty Crop Exports initiative with $65 million in export promotion funding and the goal of addressing barriers such as import standards, packaging rules, inspections, and licensing requirements overseas. (USDA)