Today’s quick hits, Nov. 20, 2023

Walmart anticipates food deflation: The chief executive of Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, said “we may see dry grocery and consumables start to deflate in the coming weeks and months,” a sharp change from the inflationary period that followed the pandemic. (CNN)

Claim: H-2A workers forced to be truckers: A group of six companies and individuals brought foreign workers into the country on H-2A vises for agricultural work but put them to work in the trucking industry at lower pay, said farmworker advocates in a federal lawsuit filed in Iowa. (Farmworker Justice)

Plenty of holiday turkeys: Renewed outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza this fall on turkey farms “are not expected to significantly impact the availability of turkeys for the holidays,” said the monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook. (USDA)

Shellfish insurance signup extended: Aquaculture producers will have two additional weeks, until Dec. 15, to purchase shellfish insurance that is being offered for the first time. (USDA)

Mine damages Cargill ship: A cargo ship chartered by Cargill and loaded with Ukrainian wheat was lightly damaged after apparently striking a floating mine in the Black Sea, according to published reports. (The Maritime Executive)