Today’s quick hits, March 29, 2022

Moffitt, Cosby to testify: Agriculture Undersecretary Jennifer Moffitt and Terry Cosby, chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, are scheduled as lead witnesses at a House hearing on horticulture and urban agriculture today. (House Agriculture)

HPAI in dead bald eagle: The Pennsylvania Game Commission said highly pathogenic avian influenza was found in a dead bald eagle in Chester County, just west of Philadelphia, the first detection of HPAI among birds in the state this year. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Black farmers can intervene: A federal appeals court ruled the Federation of Southern Cooperatives can intervene and fight a Texas lawsuit seeking to overthrow a USDA loan forgiveness program intended as a remedy for racial discrimination. (Politico)

Northey helms trade group: Bill Northey, who became a senior USDA official after being elected three times as Iowa agriculture secretary, was named chief executive of the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, representing feed, seed, fertilizer, ag chemical, grain and equipment companies. (Agribusiness Association)