Today’s quick hits, May 6, 2020

Demand OSHA rule for meat workers (Center for Food Safety): The Food Chain Alliance and Center for Food Safety filed a legal action demanding OSHA issue an emergency temporary standard to protect meatpacking plant workers from the coronavirus.

Authorize SNAP for local foods (Pingree): More than two dozen House Democrats signed a letter that supports use of SNAP benefits to buy food from small farms that sell food locally and would provide every SNAP household with additional benefits that could be spent only for direct farm-to-consumer purchases.

Sorghum to Vietnam possible (USGC): U.S. and Vietnamese officials have approved a pest risk assessment that opens the door for exports of U.S.-grown sorghum to Vietnam for high-value uses such as pet food and liquor as well as aquaculture, poultry and swine feed.

China moves slowly on ag purchases (AFBF): China purchased $3.1 billion of U.S. agricultural exports in the first three months of the year, well below the pace needed to meet its pledge under the two countries’ trade agreement.

Ag panelist worth $300 million (Atlanta Journal-Constitution): Appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and her entrepreneur husband have a net worth of at least $300 million, according to a financial disclosure report.