Today’s quick hits, Oct. 25, 2021

Forced-labor investigation: The Mexican government is investigating allegations of forced labor at two tomato export firms. (Reuters)

Big growth in smart ag: A new report projects the precision-agriculture market to grow from $12.9 billion this year to $20.8 billion in 2026. (Yahoo! Finance)

Regenerative fashion: Major brands, including Eileen Fisher, Stella McCartney and Kering Luxury Group, have begun investing in regenerative agriculture for the fabrics they use. (Popular Science)

Halting deforestation: The UK is asking governments ahead of the COP26 climate talks to pledge to halt deforestation. Brazil, home of the Amazon, has yet to sign on. (Bloomberg)

Weather whiplash: Throughout the week, parts of the West Coast will go from extreme drought to a series of bomb cyclones that will bring heavy rain, flash floods and possibly hurricane-force winds (CNN).