Today’s quick hits, November 7, 2019

The next fake meat? Pork. (Bloomberg): Impossible Foods, the maker of plant-based faux meat, is looking to expand into pork, and hopes to move into the Chinese market.

Hottest October ever ( Last month was 1.25 degrees F warmer than the average October from 1981 to 2010, making it the hottest October ever recorded worldwide, said the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service.

Brazil sets quota on tariff-free wheat (Reuters): Following through on a promise made during a White House visit, the administration of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro announced a duty-free wheat import quota of 750,000 tonnes, which is expected to benefit growers in the United States, Canada, and Russia.

How about a hemp checkoff? (Hemp Industry Daily): USDA official Heather Pichelman said the industrial hemp sector “has clearly shown interest” in a grower-funded checkoff program to promote hemp. Such a program would need support from all sections of the industry, she said.

Urban-rural college gap (Inside Higher Ed): Although the gap has narrowed in the past decade or two, students from rural America are still less likely than their urban counterparts to enroll in college or earn a degree.