Today’s quick hits, May 15, 2023

Deforestation drop: Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest fell 68 percent in April from the previous year, preliminary government data showed on Friday. (Reuters)

Farmworker fears: A new Florida law targeting undocumented immigrants has some farmworkers too scared to go to work and considering leaving the state, which would cause a staffing crisis for the state’s farmers. (WPTV)

Dropping wheat: America’s wheat fields have become so plagued by drought that farmers are now poised to abandon crops at the highest rate in more than a century. (Bloomberg)

Willie for farmers: The LBJ Foundation honored Willie Nelson with its most prestigious award, the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award, for his work in support of farmers and rural communities. (WXAN)