Today’s quick hits, June 29, 2018

Swimming in cheese (Washington Post): The Department of Agriculture counted 1.39 billion pounds of cheese in the country’s cheese stockpile, the largest in recorded history. The stockpile has grown as overproduction continues to plague the dairy industry.

Big Soda plays offense in Cali (New York Times): Soda companies are pushing legislators in California to pass a preemption bill that would ban local soda taxes anywhere in the state.