Today’s quick hits, Nov. 7, 2022

Bird flu in 46 states: Highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in domestic flocks in Mississippi, Arizona and South Carolina, raising the U.S. total to 46 states since early February. (USDA)

Delay RFS announcement: Under an agreement with trade group Growth Energy, the EPA has until Nov. 30 to announce the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2023, a two-week extension from the court-ordered deadline of Nov. 16. (Growth Energy)

Food index holds steady: The Food Price Index, a gauge of prices worldwide for food commodities, stood at 135.9 points, marginally lower than the previous month and only slightly higher than one year ago; the index is down 14.9 percent from its all-time high in March. (FAO)