Today’s quick hits, May 7, 2021

Vote on Bronaugh: Sens. Debbie Stabenow and John Boozman announced a committee vote for Monday on the nomination of Jewel Bronaugh to be deputy agriculture secretary, the No. 2 job at the USDA. (Senate Agriculture)

‘Obecity, USA’ initiative: The Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a part of Louisiana State University, announced the launch of a national campaign to end America’s obesity epidemic by 2040. (Baton Rouge Business Report)

Palm oil high: Palm oil futures hit a 13-year high of roughly $1,017 per tonne at a Kuala Lumpur exchange, buoyed by the worldwide rally in commodity prices and concerns about global vegetable oil supplies. (Reuters)

Red meat records: Exporters shipped $801.9 million worth of U.S. beef and $794.9 million worth of U.S. pork in March — the highest monthly totals ever for the meats. (U.S. Meat Export Federation)

Bird ‘taking’ rule: The Fish and Wildlife Service will revoke a regulation issued in the final weeks of the Trump administration that limited the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and its protections against the “incidental take” of migratory birds. (Interior Department)