Today’s quick hits, March 1, 2022

Vote on cattle: Senate Democratic leaders will call a vote this spring on legislation to require meatpackers to buy a portion of their slaughter cattle on the cash market, said sponsor Sen. Jon Tester of Montana at the National Farmers Union convention. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)

Back in the office: Senior USDA officials returned to their offices on Monday, and USDA plans to bring back its workforce in stages beginning on March 28. (Politico)

Chevron pursues biodiesel: Oil giant Chevron said it will pay $3.15 billion to acquire biodiesel producer REG, which has 11 biorefineries in the United States and Europe, in a drive to expand its renewable fuels production to 100,000 barrels a day. (Renewables Now)

China buys soy: Chinese importers made their fourth purchase of U.S. soybeans in seven days for a total of 734,000 tonnes, or nearly 27 million bushels, said the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service. (USDA)

Wheat to Vietnam: Less than two months after Vietnam removed its 3 percent tariff on U.S. wheat, a 68,350-tonne shipment of duty-free U.S.-grown soft white and hard red spring wheat was unloaded in Ho Chi Minh City. (U.S. Wheat)