Today’s quick hits, June 6, 2019

Farmers face tough choices on planting (Wall Street Journal): Amid record floods, farmers must decide whether to risk planting any crops in wet soil or attempt to recoup some of their costs through crop insurance.

Senate confirms Tarbert as CFTC chief (Senate): On a 85-9 roll call, the Senate confirmed Heath Tarbert as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the watchdog agency for the futures markets.

Bill would keep chocolate milk in school (Courtney): Reps. Joe Courtney and Glenn Thompson filed a bill to codify Trump-era rules that allow schools to serve low-fat flavored milk, along with the low-fat and fat-free plain milks that many schools offer in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Chickens against climate change (San Francisco Chronicle): Along with “heirloom” or “organic,” there’s a new claim for chicken meat sold at the Ferry Building in San Francisco — regenerative, for pasture-raised birds with little or no carbon footprint.

EPA is sued over advisory committees (Reuters): The Natural Resources Defense Council filed suit in U.S. district court in New York City to overturn a 2017 EPA decision that bars anyone who received EPA grant money from serving on its scientific advisory committees.