Today’s quick hits, May 30, 2023

Water agency overestimates supply: The California Department of Water Resources routinely overestimates the state’s water supplies during drought and has made only limited progress in accounting for climate change in its water-supply forecasts. (Los Angeles Times)

Hunger hot spots worsen: A spillover of the Sudan crisis could increase hunger in neighboring countries, said two UN agencies in forecasting that acute food insecurity could rise in magnitude and severity in 22 nations. (FAO)

U.S., China trade chiefs meet: Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao raised concerns about U.S. policy toward Taiwan and tariffs on Chinese products while meeting U.S. trade representative Katherine Tai, who criticized Beijing’s “state-led, non-market approach to the economy.” (South China Morning Post)

Longer signup for revenue aid: The USDA extended to July 14 the deadline for producers to apply for assistance under two revenue-loss programs, the Emergency Relief Program Phase Two and the Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program. (Farm Service Agency)