Today’s quick hits, June 7, 2021

Light cybersecurity oversight: Federal oversight of cybersecurity in the U.S. food sector still relies on voluntary guidelines, despite years of warnings of potential vulnerability to hackers, such as the ransomware attack last week on JBS. (Politico)

Dierks to retire: After two decades as chief executive of the National Pork Producers Council and a  total of 31 years with the NPPC, Neil Dierks announced he will retire by the end of the year. (NPPC)

Climate change and blueberries: Maine’s wild blueberry fields are warming more rapidly than the rest of the state, suggesting the fields may run short of water and result in smaller harvests, say scientists associated with the University of Maine. (Associated Press)

China needs grain trade: Despite its efforts to ramp up domestic production, China is unlikely to become self-sufficient in feed grains, so “they need to depend upon trade” to feed their livestock, said David MacLennan, Cargill chief executive. (Reuters)

Bridge repair slog: Repairs to the crippled I-40 bridge over the Mississippi River at Memphis could run into August, said the Tennessee transportation commissioner. (Commercial Appeal)