Today’s quick hits, July 11, 2022

Poultry execs acquitted: A federal jury in Denver acquitted five chicken industry executives of charges of conspiring to fix prices, an outcome that raised doubt about the government’s chances in two other pending chicken price-fixing cases. (Greeley Tribune)

Ag groups back McKalip: Nearly 100 food and agriculture organizations signed a letter to the Senate Finance Committee in support of speedy approval of the nomination of Doug McKalip as U.S. chief agricultural negotiator. (Corn Refiners Association)

Tai has Covid-19: U.S. trade representative Katherine Tai said on social media she is working from home “and following the advice of my doctor,” after testing positive for Covid-19. (Tai)

Bird flu in Nevada: Authorities confirmed a backyard flock of 40 birds in Carson City, Nevada, was infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza, making Nevada the 37th state with an outbreak since the viral disease appeared in early February. (USDA)

Aggies question carbon farming: Many growers are skeptical that the financial rewards will outweigh the cost of adding complexities to their crop rotations to lock greenhouse gases in the soil. (New York Times)