American Association of Meat Processor’s staff member Nancy Matako will retire on December 31 after almost 30 years of service. Throughout the years, her responsibilities have included: AAMP Nutrition Analysis Services, Convention registration and support, AAMP award nominations and applications, Gold Book Membership Directory, as well as countless administrative assistance to members and fellow AAMP […]

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WASHINGTON – Amid threats from cybercriminals, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry urged employers large and small to step up cybersecurity protections against business identity theft. Identity thieves are displaying a sophisticated knowledge of the tax code and industry filing practices as they attempt to obtain valuable data to help file fraudulent […]

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By Richard Alaniz, Alaniz Law & Associates The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exempts agricultural workers from certain FLSA requirements. The most common exemption is from the payment of overtime. Under the FLSA, “agriculture” is defined as being either “primary” or “secondary” agriculture. Primary agriculture includes farming in all its branches, which generally includes raising […]

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Dr. Joseph Cordray, long-time professor and extension meat specialist with Iowa State University (ISU), was recently honored during a celebration of his retirement in Ames, Iowa. Nearly 200 guests joined Dr. Cordray and his family during a celebration dinner at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center in Ames, on Saturday, Nov. 2. He will officially […]

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By Chris Young, AAMP Executive Director This article was published previously by AAMP due to the number of Listeria positive tests in plants around the country. AAMP has received increased questions from some members regarding Listeria, as well as the number of recalls that have happened recently. Please take the time to review this article […]

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