Today’s quick hits, March 22, 2022

Playing biofuel football: Whatever Congress or the administration does in the short term on biofuels — waiving the RFS or making E15 available year-round — it is unlikely to have much impact on gasoline or food prices, says economist Aaron Smith. (Ag Data News)

Scott invites meat CEOs: Chairman David Scott said at a farm conference that he has invited the chief executives of “the four top meatpacking operations” and farmers to testify at a House Agriculture Committee hearing on competition on April 27. (FERN’s Ag Insider)

Irrigation water dries up: For a second year, the Central Valley Project in California said it will not deliver irrigation water to farms, leading the head of the Westlands Water District to ask, “Do we want to sustain irrigated agriculture in California?” (Washington Post)

Deere expands repair options: The world’s largest farm equipment maker said it would expand the ability of customers and independent repair shops to gain access to diagnostic tools and to download software updates to its power equipment. (Deere)