Today’s quick hits, Oct. 29, 2020

GOP hopes rise against Bustos: Rep. Cheri Bustos, head of the campaign committee for House Democrats and a member of the House Agriculture Committee, “is facing an increasingly competitive re-election bid” in her northwestern Illinois district. (The Hill)

Gray wolf off the endangered list: Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said the gray wolf has “exceeded all conservation goals for recovery” and will no longer be protected under the Endangered Species Act. (Department of the Interior)

Soy more profitable than corn in 2021: Soybeans are projected to be more profitable than corn again in the Midwest in 2021, but farmers will need above-average yields or stopgap federal payments to earn enough revenue to pay the cost of renting farmland. (farmdoc Daily)

Big corn sale to Mexico: Private exporters reported the sale of 1.43 million tonnes of U.S. corn for delivery to Mexico, boosting sales this month to 2.1 million tonnes to the southern U.S. neighbor, where growers have warned of decreased production. (USDA)

Strong rise in global soy crop: Soybean growers around the world will harvest a record crop of 370 million tonnes in 2020/21, a 9 percent increase from the previous year, due to a rebound in U.S. production and potentially larger crops in South America. (International Grains Council)