Today’s quick hits, March 6, 2019

Goodbye, Papa John (Wall Street Journal): The founder of Papa John’s is leaving the company once and for all, following months of fallout from his remarks criticizing NFL players for protesting police brutality.

Gottlieb resigns as FDA chief (HHS): Health Secretary Alex Azar confirmed Scott Gottlieb has resigned as FDA commissioner in a statement thanking Gottlieb for two years of service; the Washington Post was first to report Gottlieb’s decision and said he would leave in about a month.

Pultizer prize gives small town a big voice (Civil Eats): Art Cullen of the semi-weekly Storm Lake (Iowa) Times finds national interest in issues such as immigrant meatpackers and nutrient runoff from farmland that are themes in his editorials.

Ethanol on trial in Iowa caucuses (Politico): As Democratic candidates embrace strong action to offset climate change, the first-in-the-nation Iowa presidential caucuses could test whether support for corn ethanol is a winning strategy.

Canada gets first woman ag minister (Food In Canada): Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Marie-Claude Bibeau, formerly his minister of international development, as agriculture minister, replacing Lawrence MacAulay, who took the portfolio of veterans’ affairs minister; Bibeau is the first woman to lead the agriculture ministry.