Today’s quick hits, Jan. 11, 2023

Mexico should resist: Mexico shouldn’t back down on its plan to ban the cultivation and import of GMO corn despite pressure from the U.S. government and agribusiness, said more than 100 farmer, union and activist groups. (Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy)

California may cut climate plans: With a budget deficit looming, Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed cuts in climate programs, including a plan to require all new cars sold in the state to be zero-emissions vehicles by 2035. (Los Angeles Times)

The eight hottest years: Weather data show the past eight years were the eight hottest on record, with 2022 ranking as fifth-warmest, said an EU climate monitor. (Copernicus Climate Change Service)

JBS remains USDA supplier: Despite pleading guilty to bribery, Brazil-based JBS remains eligible as a meat vendor for the government because there are a limited number of suppliers, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a letter to lawmakers. (Politico)