Today’s quick hits, Oct. 21, 2021

GMO corn for Mexico: Mexico’s agriculture minister said the country would allow imports of U.S.-grown GMO corn “for agro industries” but would not allow domestic cultivation of the GMO crop. Mexico is the No. 2 market for U.S. corn. (Reuters)

Strike worries farmers: With good-quality farm equipment in high demand, producers say the strike by union workers at Deere and Co. could exacerbate the scramble for parts and machinery, already strained by supply-chain slowdowns. (NBC News)

Rep. Harris prescribed ivermectin: Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, an anesthesiologist and a member of the House panel overseeing USDA funding who voted to overturn President Biden’s election, said he recently wrote a prescription for ivermectin, a livestock dewormer touted as a Covid-19 treatment, “and yeah, couldn’t find a pharmacy to fill it.” (Washington Post)

Small farm paradox: The small family farm is revered in America as central to society and the food supply but the newest wave of farmers on a few acres are failing just like their predecessors – a demonstration that fundamental change is needed, says author Sarah Mock. (The Counter)

Pushback on chlorpyrifos: More than 80 agricultural groups filed a formal objection with the EPA over its plan to revoke all tolerance levels for the weedkiller in food. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)