Today’s quick hits, June 10, 2021

Farmworker action demand: More than 300 groups signed a letter calling for Senate passage of a bill that provides “stability for our existing workers and key reforms to the H-2A program.” A House-passed bill would recognize undocumented workers and modernize the guestworker program. (Agriculture Workforce Coalition)

Tyson misses goal: Tyson Foods, the biggest U.S. meatpacker, set a goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 but acknowledged it had fallen far short in its efforts to persuade farmers to improve environmental practices on 2 million acres. (Reuters)

USDA Pride flag: For the first time, the USDA is flying the Pride flag, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on social media, adding, “We see you, we support you, and we are inspired by your courage to accept nothing less than full equality.” (Vilsack)

Keystone pipeline plugged: In the face of Biden administration opposition, TC Energy, based in Calgary, pulled the plug on its partially built Keystone XL pipeline, which would have carried crude oil from the tar sands of western Canada to Nebraska. (Associated Press)

JBS expands capacity: Meatpacker JBS USA is spending $130 million to increase capacity by 300,000 head a year at beef slaughter plants in Grand Island and Omaha, Nebraska. (JBS)