Today’s quick hits, Nov. 24, 2021

Sugar sale suit: The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit to block U.S. Sugar Corp from acquiring rival Imperial Sugar Co., alleging the transaction would reduce competition in sales of refined sugar in the Southeast and result in higher sugar prices for consumers. (Justice Department)

Newspapers for sale: Hedge fund Alden Capital, with a reputation for slashing newsroom staff, offered an estimated $686 million to buy newspaper chain Lee Enterprises, whose 75 daily newspapers include the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Omaha World-Herald and Buffalo News. (Poynter)

Foreign-owned farmland: There are no federal restrictions on foreign ownership of U.S. farmland and 2.7 percent, or 35.2 million acres, of U.S. privately-owned agricultural land is held by foreigners and foreign entities. (Congressional Research Service)

Heat waves hurt: Short bursts of high temperatures are a greater threat to the survival of plants and animals than long-term warming, say researchers. (High Country News)

Locusts for lunch: The European Commission has approved migratory locust, expected to be marketed as a snack or food ingredient, as a food for humans. (Food Safety News)