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Mergers and Acquisitions Now Common Business Practice

It seems like every day in the news we hear of a big merger or acquisition. One large company consumes another big company and becomes the big fish in the pond. Recently, Amazon bought Whole Foods, and CVS acquired Aetna. While the larger companies make the headlines, there are several mid-size and smaller companies that

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Young Farmers are Growing by the Numbers

The organic food industry is experiencing a surge in interest among young people. Many millennials are going into the field and becoming organic farmers. There is a youthful vigor that is growing within the agricultural industry in America. Their presence is adding new life to an ancient and important profession. In the past, the average

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Farmers Face Problems on and off the Farm

Agriculture and the farming industry is important for the health of our economy and our nation. Food production is a necessity. When farmers are in crisis and face challenges in their work, it impacts the entire industry and the food supply of our nation as well as others who depend on food from American sources.

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The Impact of the Gig Economy

A large portion of the U.S. economy relies on independent contractors or freelancers. The reliance on these is growing every day. By 2020, about 43% of the U.S. workforce will include freelancers. So, independent contractors are not going away anytime soon. They play a major role in today’s “gig economy.” The gig economy is a

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GMO Labeling is Coming to Supermarkets Soon

GMO Labels will soon be required to be placed on foods that contain genetically modified (GM) or bioengineered (BE) ingredients. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its proposed guidelines, which state: “A recent amendment to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 requires the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to establish the national mandatory bioengineered (BE)

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Toxic Metals in Our Food

Extremely high levels of lead in the water in Flint, Michigan has increased the national awareness of the risks posed by toxic metals in water and food. Heavy metal toxins that can affect our food supply include arsenic, lead, and mercury. Scientists say that the detrimental effects of these toxins can create health problems in

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Risks in Employee Onboarding

Proper employee onboarding is essential to the success of your business. It helps new employees better understand the mission and culture of your company. A successful employee onboarding experience can boost employee morale, confidence, retention, and productivity, which can improve your bottom line. However, a disorganized and confusing employee onboarding experience can cause legal problems

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Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is an emerging trend in the agriculture industry. It is a method of farming that prohibits the use of pesticides and artificial fertilizers, increases biodiversity, and enhances the ecosystem. The practice is embraced by farmers and food growers who encourage and utilize organic farming methods. The Rodale Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to

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Business Entity Names, Domain Names, and Trademarks

New entrepreneurs and business owners are excited about starting their new business ventures, but often become confused by the differences between the domain names, business entity names, and trademarks of their emerging startups. While all three share similarities, there are differences between them. It is important to understand the differences and how they will impact

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Superweeds are Creating Super Problems

Farmers around the nation are concerned with the proliferation of “superweeds” that are affecting their crops. These-extra strength weeds are difficult to kill. They are becoming resistant to the most popular herbicides, such as Roundup. Currently, there are over 61 million acres of American farmland overtaken by weeds that are resistant to Roundup. Herbicide resistance

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