Today’s quick hits, Sept. 19, 2022

Economics nix California cows: California is the largest milk-producing state in the nation, but the state is down to 1,200 dairy farms, compared to 2,100 in 2001, because of the rising cost of feed and real estate. (Los Angeles Times)

Few details for Hunger summit: The one-day White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health will meet at the Reagan Building near the national Mall on Sept. 28, but there are few details beyond its goal to “end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical exercise by 2030.” (Food Fix)

Climate-smart at $100 an acre: USDA’s climate-smart grants include $80 million for a three-year pilot in four states of paying producers $100 an acre or animal unit for carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas reduction and improved water and soil quality. (RIPE)

Less beef, more chicken: Consumers can expect a larger supply of pork, broiler meat and turkey but less beef in 2023 as per-capita consumption of meat dips slightly, to 224.9 pounds from 225.2 pounds this year. (Economic Research Service)

Globe-trotting migratory birds: A new online atlas draws on scientific and community data to illustrate the routes of roughly 450 species, including the bay-breasted warbler that flies 4,000 miles from Canada to South America. (Associated Press)