Today’s quick hits, Oct. 22, 2020

Impossible milk?: Impossible Foods shared a prototype of dairy-free milk and chief executive Patrick Brown said the company plans to double its research and development team over the next year by hiring more than 100 scientists. (CNBC)

Ethanol production lags: Ethanol makers produced 38.3 million gallons of ethanol daily last week, 10 percent less than the comparable week in 2019, before the pandemic battered gasoline demand, said the Energy Department. (EIA)

Soybean recovery: Among the major U.S. farm commodities, “the 2020 soybean market has seen the largest recovery from Covid-19,” with higher prices and a larger crop than projected in June. (Agricultural Policy Review)

Judge says turkey lawsuit can continue: U.S. district judge Virginia Kendall rejected a request to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges several turkey wholesalers and a price-reporting company conspired to fix prices. (U.S. District Court)

Climate barrier to Africanized bees: Genome sequencing of honeybees indicates a natural barrier — most likely climate — in North and South America to the spread of Africanized honeybees, which are known for more aggressive behavior. (UC-Davis)