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House Approves $15 Minimum Wage

The move comes as several retailers and states have already adopted higher wages.

Fresh Food

Agriculture Secretary Tours California Avocado Grove

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue toured a California avocado grove as California Avocado Commission leadership spoke of labor and water management issues.

The association is asking for "clear and comprehensive" guidance.

Retailer said its pharmacies "are on the frontlines of fighting opioid misuse" and that it welcomes "the opportunity to expand our efforts in outreach, education and naloxone dispensing."

The Lempert Report: California food producers are seeing a new barrage of notices around the revamped Prop 65 list of hazardous ingredients.

The Lempert Report: Many food brands recognize consumer demand for more information on labels, as well as less sugar content.

The 6-3 decision prevents disclosure of store-level SNAP sales data, which industry leaders argued could cause competitive damage.

Demand for CBD products is growing exponentially, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration still must sort out its differences with the current Farm Bill in Congress.

The Lempert Report: Fast food's jarring 150% employee turnover rate necessitates a big change in restaurant industry practices.

A hearing was held to help regulators solve how to tackle the growing industry