Today’s quick hits, July 31, 2020

Free school meals during pandemic: A bill filed by Bobby Scott, chair of the House Education Committee, would make all students eligible for free school meals during the 2020/21 school year. The bill would cover breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks, whether served in school, by delivery, or as “grab-and-go” meals. (House Committee on Education and Labor)

Lean payoff for U.S. beef?: A U.S.-Japan trade agreement “may not have as large an impact” on beef exports as cattle groups have hoped because of tariffs that may be applied to some of the meat, said three analysts. (Choices)

Tyson to test weekly for Covid-19: Tyson Foods said it would test employees at all of its 140 U.S. facilities for coronavirus each week, which would make it one of the first large U.S. employers to do so. (Washington Post)

Investors eyeing farmland: Investors, from pension funds to wealthy individuals, are developing a growing appetite for U.S. farmland at a time when, because of the rising age of owners, vast amounts of land may soon be for sale. (NPR)

Fewer bees hampers fruit crops: Five of seven crops, including apples, blueberries, and cherries, studied in 13 U.S. states “showed evidence that a lack of bees is hampering the amount of food that can be grown,” said a paper published by the Royal Society. (Guardian)