Today’s quick hits, Oct. 5, 2021

Supreme Court appeal: Trade group Growth Energy asked the Supreme Court to overturn an appellate decision and reinstate year-round sales of E15, a 15-percent blend of ethanol into gasoline. (Growth Energy)

Net-zero McDonald’s: Details are to be released next year, but fast-food giant McDonald’s said it aims to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases from offices, restaurants and supply chains globally by 2050. (Quartz)

Rural cyber attack: Popular online auction sites for farm equipment and farmland were shut down as the result of a ransomware attack on Sandhills Global. (Farm Journal)

Vilsack on livestock: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley will be the lead-off witnesses at a House Agriculture hearing on Thursday on the state of the U.S. livestock industry. (House Agriculture)

Fortenberry defense fund: Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, the senior Republican on the House Appropriations subcommittee overseeing USDA and FDA, “raised money for a legal defense fund with claims he’s facing federal prosecution that a spokesman later disavowed.” (Axios)