Today’s quick hits, Sept. 3, 2019

Trump officials limit topics in dietary guidelines (Washington Post): The Trump administration is for the first time limiting discussion in the national dietary guidelines to 80 topics, excluding the health effects of consuming red and processed meat, ultra-processed foods and sodium. The guidelines are rewritten every five years.

Dicamba drift again a problem (Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting): Despite tighter restrictions, the herbicide dicamba has continued to harm non-target crops this year, with the leading-soybean state, Illinois, reporting a record 590 complaints as of Aug. 23.

U.S. swings world outlook for corn and soy (IGC): Thanks to brighter prospects for the U.S. corn crop, world corn production was forecast at 1.1 billion tonnes, up 8 million tonnes from a month ago, while the forecast for the world soybean crop was reduced by 4 million tonnes, to 344 million tonnes, due to a plunge in U.S. production.

Deere gets new chief executive (Deere): John May will become chief executive of the world’s largest farm equipment manufacturer effective Nov. 4, the latest advancement in a career that included managing a Deere factory and leading Deere’s worldwide agriculture division.