Today’s quick hits, June 12, 2023

SNAP online in 50 states: Alaska became the final state to allow online grocery purchase by SNAP recipients, four years after the service began as a pilot project in New York. (USDA)

Land access legislation: Young and beginning farmers could tap $100 million a year in USDA funding to acquire land, secure clear titles, and receive training under a bipartisan bill filed in the House. (Budzinski)

Still dry underground: Historic winter storms filled California’s reservoirs but groundwater levels remain depleted after years of drought and heavy pumping in the Central Valley. (Los Angeles Times)

AeroFarms seeks bankruptcy protection: AeroFarms, a so-called vertical farmer that grows leafy greens indoors, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection so it can remain in business while it restructures. (NJBIZ)

Bigger biodiesel mandate: In coming days, the EPA will announce a modestly larger target for use of biomass based diesel fuel than the 2.82 billion gallons that it proposed at the end of 2022, said unnamed sources. (Bloomberg)