Today’s quick hits, May 17, 2022

‘Deep concern’ on India ban: During a teleconference, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack expressed “deep concern” about India’s ban on most exports of its wheat, a step that drove up grain prices and injected additional uncertainty into global food supplies. (FERN’s Ag insider)

Egg prices rise again: The nationwide average wholesale price of a dozen large eggs was $2.78, up by 11 cents for the second weekly increase in a row, with nearly 37.9 million birds in domestic flocks dead due to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza. (USDA)

Mexico waives food duties: In a step to curb inflation, Mexico said it would temporarily waive import duties on foodstuffs including rice, tuna, pork, chicken, beef, onions, flour, eggs, tomatoes, milk, wheat, apples and oranges. (ANews)

Size matters for digesters: To be a good investment, dairy farmers need the manure from 5,000 cows to feed into a biodigester that extracts biogas to produce electricity — a barrier to small farms. One company says the solution is to add food waste to the mix. (Modern Farmer)