Today’s quick hits, Sept. 4, 2020

Tyson will put clinics near some plants: Tyson Foods said it would open health clinics near seven of its meat plants “in an effort to boost the overall health and wellness” of its workforce. The clinics, scheduled to open in early 2021, would serve 38,000 workers and their families. (Tyson Foods)

Genomes published for major weeds: Scientists have published the most comprehensive genomes yet of three of the most troublesome weeds for U.S. farmers: waterhemp, smooth pigweed, and Palmer amaranth. (University of Illinois)

Blueberry imports to be reviewed: Following a pair of public hearings for produce growers in the Southeast, the U.S. trade representative’s office will ask the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate “the extent to which increased imports of blueberries have caused serious injury to domestic blueberry growers.” (USTR)

Schrier still favored but not by as much: Strong Republican turnout in the Aug. 4 primary prompted a slight downgrade in the re-election outlook for first-term Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier of Washington State, a member of the House Agriculture Committee. (Sabato’s Crystal Ball)

Quarles is new NASDA leader: Kentucky agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles was elected to a one-year term as president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture on the final day of the group’s annual meeting. (NASDA)