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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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Contract-to-Hire Agreements

In today’s ever-changing job market, many companies are starting to embrace contract-to-hire or temporary-to-hire agreements. You can find contact-to-hire workers in many roles such as marketing, sales, public relations, information technology, accounting, and project management. Definition of a Contract-to-Hire Agreement A contract-to-hire agreement is a short-term work relationship that may vary from six months to

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Food Programs Make an Impact

The USDA has several different programs in communities across the nation that address hunger and the special needs of food insecure individuals. Here are a few of the USDA programs that help needy people put nutritious and healthy food on their tables. Produce Perks in the Community Many people would like to eat healthier, organic

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New Workplace Retaliation Law

Filing a workplace retaliation claim just got a little easier in California. California state lawmakers have made changes to the law that favor employees rather than employers regarding acts of retaliation. A new California workplace retaliation law went into effect on January 1, 2018. S.B. 306 gives more authority and enforcement to the State Labor

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The Decline in Organic Milk

At one-time, organic milk was wildly popular with health-conscious consumers. Supermarkets could not keep organic milk on the shelves. Now, the organic milk industry is experiencing  a significant decline in demand. Organic milk is produced from cows that have not been treated with antibiotics. Organic milk cows eat organically certified feed, and they graze in

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Is Going Public Right for You?

At the beginning of a new year, many companies seek ways to grow their businesses. Some companies may be considering going public in 2018. Going public means a company offers its initial public offering, or IPO, by selling its share of stocks to the public. The shares will be listed on a stock exchange. The

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Sexual Harassment Policies

Recently, sexual harassment allegations have made headlines in the entertainment, political, and corporate worlds. Several high- profile individuals in these areas have found themselves entangled in harassment scandals. However, sexual harassment can happen at all levels and all sizes of companies. A recent Wall Street Journal poll cites that nearly half of working women have

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Confusion Surrounds GM Salmon

The introduction of the first genetically modified (GM) salmon in Canada has not been so smooth, according to reactions from consumers. It has created much confusion for food shoppers. Recently, tons of genetically modified salmon were introduced to Canadian consumers. In Canada, there are no GM food labels, so consumers cannot distinguish GM foods from

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‘Tis the Season for Pumpkins

We are in the season of one of America’s favorite fruit – pumpkins. As we approach the last major holidays of the year – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas – pumpkins will be center stage on the tables of many homes while celebrating the holidays. Pumpkins are a popular treat during the fall season. Consumers will

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Companies can Offer and Sell Securities Through Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given companies permission to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding under Title III of the Jobs Act. Companies that want to offer and sell via crowdfunding should speak with a business law attorney who can help them navigate the process. Crowdfunding is a Growing Trend Crowdfunding is a

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