Today’s quick hits, Sept. 20, 2021

Back to D.C.: The national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management, which the Trump administration moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, will return to Washington, announced Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and the Colorado facility will become the Western headquarters. (BLM)

Parliamentarian says no: Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled that Democratic proposals to give legal status to undocumented farmworkers and other immigrants were too incidental for inclusion in the administration’s “build back better” bill. (Associated Press)

Larger dead zone: The “dead zone” of low-oxygen water in the Chesapeake Bay was as much as 50-percent larger than usual during August, probably the result of hot weather and low winds, said the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. (DNR)

Durum wheat squeeze: Poor harvests of durum wheat, used in pasta, pizza and bread, are likely to result in higher retail prices for consumers and force food makers to consider modifying recipes to use other wheat flours. (Food Dive)

Precision-agriculture loans: Under a bill filed by two Midwestern senators, the USDA would make long-term, low-interest loans to farmers who want to adopt precision agriculture technologies but who cannot afford traditional financing. (Fischer)

Central Valley squeaker: In Merced and Fresno counties in the Central Valley, the recall vote on California Gov .Gavin Newsom was nearly a 50-50 split; Democrats and Republicans each see vindication in the results and say Latino votes were crucial. (Los Angeles Times)