Today’s quick hits, Sept. 22, 2022

California eyes diesel trucks: Weeks after it voted to end the sale of gasoline-fueled cars and trucks by 2035, the California Air Resources Board was expected to vote Oct. 27 on whether to ban the sale of diesel big rigs by 2040. (Los Angeles Times)

Wheat tops $9: Futures prices for wheat went above $9 a bushel, the highest price since July 11, during trading at Chicago markets on Wednesday, propelled by a potential escalation of warfare in Ukraine. (Reuters)

JBS hires sustainability chief: Jason Weller, who headed the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service before leading a carbon credit initiative at Land O’Lakes, will be global chief sustainability officer at JBS, the world’s largest meat processor. (Meat and Poultry)

Restaurants look to robots: With workers hard to find and the cost of robotics going down, restaurant chains are calculating the costs of humans vs. Flippy, Sippy, and Chippy to run the deep fryer, pour beverages, and season and fry tortilla chips. (Washington Post)