Public Sector

April 29, 2014: In this photo, Dan Gerawan, owner of at Gerawan Farming, Inc., left, talks with crew boss Jose Cabello in a nectarine orchard near Sanger, Calif.

California farmer locked in battle with union

Six months ago, workers at one of the largest fruit farms in the U.S. went to the ballot box to decide if they would continue to be represented by the United Farm Workers, which wo...

Aug. 18, 2013: Shrimp boats sit at dock in Mount Pleasant, S.C., in this photograph.

Lawmakers look to combat seafood fraud

When the weather warms and the South Carolina humidity hangs like a soggy blanket along the coast, you can often find an entrepreneur selling shrimp out of the back of a pickup tru...

FILE - In this July 25, 2012 file photo butcher Freddie Quina cuts meat at Super Cao Nguyen in Oklahoma City. The highest beef prices in decades _ fresh beef climbing to $5.28 a pound in February 2014, up from $5.04 in January _ have some consumers spending extra time in meat market aisles as they search for cuts that won�t break their budgets.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Beef prices reach highest level since 1987

The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners -- and relief ...