Today’s quick hits, September 8, 2022

Exporters abandon port: Ag shippers are looking for alternatives to the Port of Oakland, a key but troubled West Coast shipping point. (Agri-Pulse)

Pressure for wheat: Although prices have cooled from record highs in March, interest in increasing wheat acres or adding the crop back into their mix remains high among farmers. (AgWeb)

Dutch greenhouse crisis: Greenhouses have helped make the Netherlands the world’s second largest agricultural exporter, after the United States, but the European gas crunch is forcing Dutch farmers to make tough decisions. (Reuters)

Funds for regional food support: Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $400 million in USDA funding is available to provide essential local and regional food systems coordination, technical assistance, and capacity building. (USDA)

The return of elk: Centuries ago, elk roamed the eastern U.S. before they were nearly wiped out by hunters. Now a reintroduced herd is thriving in Virginia. (Washington Post)