Today’s quick hits, June 10, 2022

Central Valley race set: California Rep. David Valadao, a member of the House Appropriations subcommittee on agriculture, prevailed over Trump supporter Chris Mathys and will face state Assemblyman Rudy Salas, a Democrat, in the general election in U.S. House District 22. (Hanford Sentinel)

Aid for school food: The Biden administration intends to use $1 billion in USDA funding to help schools purchase food for their meal programs as a stopgap measure against the expiration of nutrition waivers on June 30. (Politico)

HPAI on National Mall: Bird flu was found in mallard ducklings at the reflecting pool between the Washington and Lincoln monuments, the first discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the District of Columbia. (National Park Service)

Tyson non-compete claim: Tyson Foods asked a court in Arkansas to block Brian Baker, who resigned on Monday as its vice president for poultry optimization, from working for competitor Foster Farms, which hired former Tyson head Donnie Smith as its CEO. (TB&P)

Pandemic drives land prices: Since the start of the pandemic, the median listing price for farms, ranches, and undeveloped land in Columbia County, in the heart of New York’s Hudson River Valley, has soared 62 percent. (New York Times)