Today’s quick hits, June 3, 2021

New Tyson chief: Donnie King, chief operating officer of Tyson Foods, was elevated to chief executive as the immediate replacement for Dean Banks, who left the company for personal reasons after 10 months as CEO. (Tyson Foods)

Covid farm fraud: A federal judge sentenced a Miami couple to prison for filing fraudulent applications for more than $1.1 million in coronavirus aid with claims that they employed four dozen workers on “farms” that were actually residential homes. (Justice Department)

Fried announces run: State agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried, the only Democrat holding statewide office in Florida, is running for governor, hoping to unseat incumbent Ron DeSantis, a Republican. (WFLA-TV)

Palmer amaranth in Iowa: The fast-growing weed with a fearsome reputation for choking crops, first discovered in Iowa in 2013, is likely to become a permanent part of the state’s plant life as it adapts to the midwestern climate, says weed specialist Bob Hartzler. (Iowa State University)