Today’s quick hits, July 12, 2022

Farm bill feedback form: The House Agriculture Committee created a digital comment box for praise or criticism of elements of the 2018 farm bill and suggestions for improvements or additions to the 2023 farm bill. (House Agriculture)

Glyphosate in children’s urine: In CDC testing, about 87 percent of children had detectable levels of glyphosate in their urine, prompting an environmental group to call for the EPA to reduce levels of the weedkiller in the food supply. (Environmental Working Group)

Colorado groundwater conservation easement: A farmer in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado could become the first in the nation to sign a groundwater conservation easement to stop irrigating his 1,800-acre farm and help preserve an aquifer. (Colorado Public Radio)

Closures spoil competition plan: A Justice Department attempt to preserve competition in dairy processing in the upper Midwest was undermined by the closure of two of the three dairy processing plants. (Food and Power)

Cotton crop struggles: Some 28 percent of the U.S. cotton crop is rated in “poor” or “very poor” condition this week, compared to 9 percent a year ago; in Texas, the No. 1 grower, 41 percent of the crop is poor/very poor due to drought. (USDA)