Today’s quick hits, July 9, 2020

Free school meals for all: The Urban School Food Alliance, which represents 12 school districts with a combined 3.6 million students, will launch a campaign on Thursday urging free meals for all public school students in the upcoming school year, said executive director Katie Wilson. (The Hagstrom Report)

USDA buys FMD doses for vaccine bank: The first purchase by the USDA’s new animal vaccine bank, created by the 2018 farm law, is for $27.1 million worth of vaccine against the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease, which affects cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, and other cloven-hoofed livestock. (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)

Landscape-level dicamba damage: So much dicamba weedkiller was used on corn and soybeans in Iowa this year that herbicide evaporation and drift appears to have caused damage on a landscape level. The damage started with soybeans that are not resistant to the chemical and extended to plants throughout the landscape, said weed specialist Bob Hartzler. (ISU Extension)

Throw out SNAP time limit: The House filed a “friend of the court” brief in a lawsuit seeking to overturn a Trump administration rule that would more stringently enforce the 90-day limit on food stamps in a three-year period for able-bodied adults without dependents if they do not work at least 20 hours a week. (Rep. Marcia Fudge)