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California minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures
Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley have already approved phased-in increases to eventually take their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the University of California system and Los Angeles County have adopted similar plans.

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California shell egg prices
Asking prices for next week are unchanged on all sizes of shell eggs.
National slaughter, feeder and stocker cattle report
Lower prices continued in the feeder cattle markets as feeder cattle and calves traded mostly $5-10 lower.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Stocker steers less than 800 lbs. steady to $6 higher at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction. Stocker heifers and feeder cattle more than 800 lbs. weak to $6 lower.
Tyson hit hard in 3Q by increasing beef costs, export issues
Tyson is also being hammered on exports with bans in some countries following a U.S. outbreak avian influenza, as well as a strong dollar.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Wheat Marketing Center seeks new executive director
The Wheat Marketing Center in Portland, Ore., is looking for a new director after David Shelton resigned in early July. Board chairman Bill Flory, an Idaho wheat farmer, says the new director will hopefully be able to balance marketing and technical...
State funding moves Connell rail project forward
State funding moves Connell rail project forward
$10 million in state funding will help clear up a railroad pinchpoint that affects agricultural traffic in Eastern Washington, project supporters say.
Whole Foods: Sales hurt by bad publicity from overcharging
Whole Foods says it is taking steps to prevent overcharging going forward. That includes training for workers and a pledge to give away products if customers discover they were overcharged.
Portland daily grain report
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Utah woman sues Starbucks for $2M over tainted coffee claim
The woman believes the drink contained a cleaning solution used on coffee and espresso machines.