Today’s quick hits, Sept. 22, 2021

Global hunger commitment: President Biden said at the United Nations that the United States, the world’s largest donor of food aid, “is making a $10 billion commitment to end hunger and invest in food systems at home and abroad.” (White House)

Cyber crime in ag: After splashy attacks on big companies, cyber criminals are turning their sights on smaller and more vulnerable targets in the agriculture and energy sectors in hopes of an easy shakedown, said the first story in series on cybersecurity and agriculture. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)

Growing farmworker threat: Smoke and ash are a growing threat to farmworkers due to climate change and scientists are trying to identify all the chemicals in the smoke and the risks they pose. (Inside Climate News)

Corn-y Happy Meals: The toys that are part of children’s Happy Meals at McDonald’s will be made of corn and other renewable, recycled, or certified material. (NPR)

Iowa Senate test: More than a year before Election Day, seven-term Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, led Rep. Abby Finkenauer, the best known Democrat in the Senate race, 55 percent to 37 percent, said the Iowa Poll. (Des Moines Register)