Today’s quick hits, May 9, 2024

Decades of USDA payments: More than 10,000 individual farms received USDA payments every year between 1985 and 2023 for farm subsidies or disaster relief, for a combined total of nearly $11.2 billion. (Environmental Working Group)

Wonderful replaces groves: California’s wealthiest farm family, the owners of Wonderful Co., would more than double the size of their industrial park by converting 1,800 acres of almond groves into new warehouse space in the San Joaquin Valley. (Los Angeles Times)

Braun and Banks advance: Sen. Mike Braun, riding an endorsement from Donald Trump, easily won the Republican nomination for governor in Indiana, and fourth-term Rep. Jim Banks was unopposed in the primary contest for the Senate seat Braun is vacating. (New York Times)