Today’s quick hits, May 3, 2021

Timetable for organic rules: Decrying long delays at the USDA, six lawmakers filed a bill in the House that would give the department two years to implement changes proposed by the National Organic Standards Board in the rules governing the organic agriculture program. (Organic Trade Association)

Slow hog recovery: China is unlikely to rebuild its hog population until mid-2021 at the earliest because of ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever. (USDA)

Wheat up, corn down: Driven by a bumper crop, world wheat stocks will total a record 289 million tonnes at the end of the current trade year but corn stocks will drop to an eight-year low of 271 million tonnes. (International Grains Council)

Bill blocks livestock controls: The EPA would be barred from regulating emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, methane or water vapor from factory farms under a bill filed by two senators. (Thune)

Let it burn: Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida enacted a law that will make it harder for people to sue sugar companies for pollution and practices such as burning cane fields before harvest each year, sending smoke and ash into Black and Hispanic neighborhoods. (ProPublica)