Today’s quick hits, September 8, 2023

Labeling concerns: The GMO food labeling rules adopted by the USDA “actually require almost no labels, let alone labels that consumers understand,” said a coalition of retailers and nonprofits, asking a federal court in San Francisco to order clearer rules. (Center for Food Safety)

Kaptur’s prospects improve: The re-election outlook for Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a Democratic member of the panel that oversees USDA funding, was updated to “leans Democratic,” said the editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball. (Kyle Kondik)

Dicamba resistance: Farmers should sharpen their weed management practices following the discovery of dicamba-resistant waterhemp, “the Corn Belt’s worst weed,” in two Iowa sites that are 140 miles apart. (Iowa State University Extension)

Record soybean exports: On the back of a bumper harvest, Brazil, the world’s largest soybean producer, will export a record 96 million tonnes of soybeans in 2023, 25 percent more than last year. (farmdoc daily)

Climate-smart question: After the launch of the USDA’s climate-smart initiative, it remains unclear how to show that the steps farmers are taking to earn carbon credits are steps they would otherwise not take. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)