Today’s quick hits, September 17, 2018

Goodbye, Cooking Light (Forbes): Meredith Corporation is consolidating the two cooking magazines Cooking Light and Eating Well under the latter’s brand; the last issue of Cooking Light will be its December issue.

Walmart’s march into online delivery (Xconomy): Walmart bought Cornershop, an online grocery and pharmacy delivery service in Mexico and Chile, for $225 million.

Swine fever containment is “very complex” (Reuters): With two more cases of African swine fever just reported, China’s Agriculture Ministry said battling the disease, often fatal for hogs, is “very complex and challenging.”

Going nuts over squirrels in New England (AP): In New England, orchard owners and other farmers say the larger-than-usual squirrel population is causing greater-than-usual damage to apples, pumpkins, peaches, gourds, blueberries and corn.

USDA and FDA are part of short-term bill (House Appropriations Committee): Congress will rely on a short-term funding bill to keep the government running after September 30 while it completes work on appropriations legislation; the package would extend current funding for the USDA and FDA.

Cargill to pay $1.7 million in discrimination case (Harvest Public Media): In a settlement, Cargill Meat Solutions will pay $1.7 million to Somali-American Muslim plant workers who say they were fired in a dispute over prayer breaks.

Trump proclaims National Farm Safety and Health Week (White House): With the harvest season under way, President Trump signed a proclamation declaring this National Farm Safety and Health Week; 417 agricultural workers died from work-related injuries last year.

Big: Commodity-driven deforestation (World Resources Institute): The dominant driver of deforestation worldwide from 2001-15 was conversion of wooded area to uses such as agriculture, mining, and oil and gas production, most commonly in tropical forests in Latin America and southeast Asia.