Today’s quick hits, Nov. 3, 2021

Deere workers reject contract: For the second time in a month, workers at the agriculture equipment maker Deere & Co. rejected a contract proposal negotiated by their union, extending a strike that began in mid-October. (New York Times)

Carbon capture initiative: Seed and agrochemical giant Bayer and the largest U.S. agricultural cooperative, CHS, announced an agreement to offer a carbon program to farmers in 17 states. (Bayer)

Clean tech and ag: More than 40 world leaders say they will work together to promote clean technologies by imposing worldwide standards; five high-carbon sectors will be targeted at first, including agriculture and electricity. (BBC)

Prepare for winter: After Covid-19 outbreaks and heavy rains drove up vegetable prices, the Chinese government issued an earlier-than-usual advisory for families to stock up on daily necessities in case of emergencies during the winter. (Reuters)

Early planting pays: Growers who plant soybeans early in the spring say the reward of top yields and higher profits is worth the risk of losses from frost damage. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)