Today’s quick hits, November 22, 2019

Another suit against McD’s (Bloomberg): Current and former McDonald’s workers in Illinois are suing the company, charging it does not adequately protect employees from customers who become violent.

Farmers still suffering from a wet season (New York Times): The effects of the wettest year on record are still being felt by farmers in the Midwest, where delayed planting and soaked soil could become the norm as climate change makes for more extreme weather.

EPA weakens safety rules for fertilizers (Washington Post): The EPA weakened a rule, adopted after a fertilizer depot exploded and killed 15 people in Texas, that governs the steps companies must take to prevent accidents, including how they store dangerous chemicals.

Time stands still for Thanksgiving dinner (AFBF): The ingredients for a classic Thanksgiving dinner for 10, including turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin pie, cost only 1 cent more than they did last year, according to a survey of grocery store prices.

Small farms given short shrift on tariff payments (EWG): Ten percent of farmers, “the largest, most profitable industrial-scale farms in the country,” have received half of the billions of dollars in trade war payments from the Trump administration.