Today’s quick hits, Sept. 19, 2023

U.S. cattle imports surge: In the first half of this year, U.S. cattle imports were 11 percent larger than in the same period in 2022, likely due to tight supplies and higher prices this year. (USDA)

Turnover for indoor agriculture: Indoor agriculture is a land of big dreams and expansion despite turnover among operators and questions about the business model’s profitability. (Associated Press)

Ukraine challenges grain ban: Ukraine filed WTO complaints against Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary over their decision to restrict entry of Ukrainian grain, contrary to EU policy. (Reuters)

Traders eye Chicago exit: Executives of major derivatives firms haven’t said it out loud, but in private it’s clear they will consider relocating outside of Chicago if a crime wave continues and the city adopts a financial transaction tax. (Bloomberg)

Lab-grown meat can be kosher: In first-round opinions, arbiters of Jewish and Islamic dietary codes say cultivated meat, the industry’s preferred term for cell-cultured meat, can be consumed by members of their faiths. (Axios)