Today’s quick hits, March 15, 2021

Political meddling on dicamba: In 2018, senior EPA pesticide regulators told employees to ignore pertinent data when deciding to register dicamba’ this “political interference” led a U.S. appeals court to void the registration, according to a newly appointed EPA official. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)

OSHA to set coronavirus rules: The Labor Department’s work-safety agency is expected to issue a six-month emergency temporary standard to reduce exposure to the coronavirus in the workplace, possibly conflicting with state plans to loosen restrictions on businesses. (Politico)

Eating at home: Americans are spending far more money at grocery stores than at restaurants — $64 billion vs. $55 billion in January — in a pandemic-driven turning of the tables. (Axios)

Renewals for CSP: Producers with expiring Conservation Stewardship Program contracts can apply through March 31 to renew for five additional years. (USDA)

What about ‘legacy’ carbon?: With carbon credits back in vogue, companies claim they are “offsetting” greenhouse-gas emissions today by purchasing credits generated years ago at wind or solar farms that went into operation with no thought of climate mitigation. (Yale Environment 360)