Today’s quick hits, Sept. 30, 2020

Rural Americans favor Trump: President Trump is leading Democrat Joe Biden among rural Americans, who prefer the incumbent 50 percent to 33 percent with 11 percent undecided as the Nov. 3 election approaches. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)

Mid-October decision on dicamba, maybe: EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler said during a broadcast interview that “we hope to have a decision…by the middle of October” on whether to approve use of the weedkiller in 2021 and beyond. (Red River Farm Network)

Democrat leads Loeffler in Senate race: Democrat Raphael Warnock, who was recently endorsed by former President Barack Obama, leads the field of 20 candidates in the special Senate election in Georgia with 31 percent, followed by appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, with 23 percent. (Quinnipac University Poll)

A GOP scrum at House Ag: Republicans Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania, Austin Scott of Georgia and Rick Crawford of Arkansas are competing for the job of top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee in 2021; all of them say they are coalition builders and pragmatists. (Bloomberg)

Insufficient evidence of meat antitrust: U.S. district judge John Tunheim dismissed a lawsuit alleging antitrust violations by 10 meatpackers, saying ranchers and traders failed to provide enough detail to substantiate their claims; he allowed 90 days for the plaintiffs to file an amended suit. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)