Today’s quick hits, March 20, 2023

Ukraine grain corridor open: The Black Sea grain initiative, which has allowed Ukraine to export 25 million tonnes of grain and vegetable oils, has been extended, although the duration is disputed—Ukraine says 120 days, Russia says 60 days. (Financial Times)

USDA boosts composting projects: As part of USDA’s urban agriculture work, up to $9.5 million is available for cooperative agreements to develop and test strategies for municipal compost and food waste reduction. (Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Honey prices up 12 percent: U.S. honey production was steady at 125 million pounds in 2022, while prices surged 12 percent, to $2.96 per pound; North Dakota was the largest producer, with 22 percent of the U.S. total. (USDA)