Today’s quick hits, May 25, 2023

Thirty-seven straight years: USDA data indicate that 138 residents of some of the largest U.S. cities and wealthiest beach towns have collected federal farm subsidies or disaster payments every year since 1985. (EWG)

Farm wages up 5 percent: Farm operators paid their workers an average of $18.08 an hour in early April, up 5 percent from the same period in 2022, said the semiannual Farm Labor report. (USDA)

Review prevented planting rules: The USDA is seeking public comment on prevented planting crop insurance, including the impact of a rule that requires growers to have harvested a crop at least once in the previous four years on land submitted for prevented planting indemnities. (Risk Management Agency)

FTC probes formula makers: The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether infant formula companies colluded when bidding on state contracts to help low-income households. (ABC News)

Verra chief to resign: The CEO of Verra, the world’s leading certifier of carbon credits, said he would resign amid concerns the nonprofit had approved millions of worthless offsets that were used to meet climate and biodiversity commitments. (The Guardian)