President-elect Donald Trump picked CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder to head the Department of Labor. Puzder, who runs restaurant chains Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., could influence issues surrounding minimum wage and overtime pay.
The 2018 wet season is off to the races in South Florida, setting up the scenario for algae-bloom troubles in the region again this year. Even before the rainy season officially started, record rainfall in May dropped more than 300% of the monthly averages across the region. Read more
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, held a hearing, titled, “Commodities, Credit, and Crop Insurance: Perspectives on Risk Management Tools and Trends for the 2018 Farm Bill.” Read more