Today’s quick hits, July 8, 2020

June was warmest ever for world: Unusually hot weather in Siberia helped make last month the hottest June worldwide on record, tieing the mark set in June 2019 of temperatures 0.53 degrees C (0.95 F) above the 1980-2010 mean. (Washington Post)

Treatment for citrus-greening disease: A naturally occurring biological molecule produced by wild Australian finger limes, which are resistant to citrus-greening disease, may be first substance capable of controlling the devastating disease. (UC-Riverside)

Trudeau passes on White House invite: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declined an invitation to join President Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House on Wednesday to celebrate the new free trade agreement among the three nations.

Lobster prices fall as harvest arrives: Lobster prices at the dock are $1 to $1.50 per pound lower than normal as the harvest season under way in Maine, with fears they could decline further when the catch increases in volume. (Undercurrent)

Small share of PPP for agriculture: Agriculture, forestry and fishing accounted for $7.9 billion, or 1.5 percent, of the Paycheck Protection Program loans intended to help businesses avoid layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)