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The Effects of Hurricane Irma on the Citrus Industry

Hurricane Irma has left devastation behind that has not only impacted the lives of people but also the growth of certain fruits and vegetables, in particular, citrus. The citrus industry is already struggling, and now many are bracing for the long-term effects of Hurricane Irma on an already fragile industry. Experts are now concerned that

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Employment Leave

Leave laws are put in place to govern how employers allow their employees to take time off from work. These laws govern both paid and unpaid leave. A well-versed employment law attorney can ensure that you are following all laws that are appropriate for your business, including applicable state and federal laws. Employment leave laws

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Creating a Market Analysis for Your Business Plan

All parts of your business plan are important to your emerging business. One significant part of the plan is understanding your market analysis. Every business needs to be well-versed in their market and realize the potential financial success it can have in that market. Overall, the market analysis should demonstrate your knowledge of the market.

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Genetically Modified Salmon Emerges in the Food Supply

Salmon has become the first genetically-modified (GM) fish/animal in the world to be a part of the human food supply. Recently, AquaBounty Technologies in Maynard, Massachusetts sold nearly five tons of genetically-modified salmon to undisclosed customers in Canada. These fish are said to grow twice as fast as conventionally-farmed Atlantic salmon. GM salmon can grow

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Intellectual Property Matters

Start-ups and small companies often rely heavily on their intellectual property (IP) as they grow their businesses. An intellectual property attorney can ensure that you understand the significance of your IP at every stage of your company’s development. An attorney can tell you about copyright, trademark, and patent rights. Copyrights Copyrights protect original creations that

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Dead Zones are Getting Larger

Every summer a dead zone develops in the Gulf of Mexico. A dead zone is a place where water does not have significant oxygen for fish to live. As a result, all the marine life in  dead zone does. The impact of dead zones extends beyond fish and reaches humans, as well. Dead zones are

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Legally- Versus Non-Legally-Binding Contracts

With any company, whether a start-up or an established firm, contracts are a major part of the business. A business owner will sign a variety of contracts with a wide variety of entities. A business law attorney can help you draft the appropriate contacts to serve your company and business needs. Legally Binding Contracts A

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Native American Contributions to the Modern Food Industry

Native American tribal communities have played a major role in cultivating the food industry in the United States as we know it. They were the first caretakers of the land. Those early Native Americans learned that if you take care of the land, the land will take care of you. They were the original sustainable

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Commercial Leasing Agreements

Your business has grown to the point that you need to start looking for office space. Growth is an exciting time for any emerging business because the possibilities can seem limitless. Every small business wants to grow. However, if your startup business needs to relocate from your home garage to a full-fledged office space, you

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Shrimp and Seafood Labels

Americans love shrimp. It is one of the most popular entrees on our dinner tables. Shrimp can be tasty, refreshing, and good for you. We eat more fish in this country than we did decades ago. With the increase in shrimp consumption, the United States has become a major importer. Nearly 94% of the shrimp

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