Today’s quick hits, Sept. 3, 2021

Push on biotech: China and Mexico are failing to comply with agreements to allow imports of GE crops, said House Agriculture chairman David Scott and six committee Democrats, who urged the Biden administration to step up pressure on the two countries. (House Agriculture)

Fertilizer control: Corn farms that “split-apply” nitrogen fertilizer by making multiple applications during the growing season instead of a single dose at planting time are eligible for a new crop insurance policy. It would compensate them for lower yields if they are unable to make the in-season applications. (Risk Management Agency)

Higher pay at JBS: Union workers at the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colorado, will earn among the highest wages in the meatpacking industry, up to $28.25 an hour, under a four-year contract agreed to after months of negotiations. (Greeley Tribune)

Breaking down barriers: Audra Mulkern has spent years photographing and filming women farmers in an attempt to break what she calls the “grass ceiling” that sustains the image of U.S. agriculture as a male occupation. (PCC Markets)

Big Oil makes biofuel: Two major oil companies are partnering with agricultural firms — Chevron with Bunge and BP with CleanBay Renewables — to expand the production of renewable fuels. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)