Today’s quick hits, March 7, 2019

Farmers Union won’t back Green New Deal (DTN/Progressive Farmer): At the National Farmers Union’s annual convention, delegates rejected the Democrats’ climate change proposal, citing the plan’s “[appeal] to an urban voter base” and lack of recognition of “the essential contribution of rural America.”

Bye, Batali (New York Times): Disgraced chef Mario Batali will no longer profit from any of his restaurants. The chef sold his shares in the eateries more than a year after being accused of sexual harassment and assault by several women.

China talks ‘moving along well’ (FERN’s Ag Insider): In impromptu remarks, President Trump said that trade talks with China “are moving along well,” although he added, “They’re either going to be a good deal or it’s not going to be a deal.”

Gray wolf to lose protection (The Hill): The Interior Department will propose a rule to remove endangered species protection from the gray wolf and put management in the hands of state and tribal governments. There are about 5,000 gray wolves in the continental United States.

Dicamba dominates regulators’ attention (DTN/Progressive Farmer): At a meeting of state pesticide regulators, the common expectation was that they will be devoting a great deal of their time to complaints alleging damage from the weedkiller dicamba.