It is difficult to deny that there has been an ever-increasing secularization of our society. Despite this significant trend, employers today are still being confronted with issues related to their employees’ religious beliefs. The issues arise in a variety of contexts. Among the most common have been issues related to conflicts between an employer’s dress […]

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By Brad Kim, Department of Animal Sciences (1), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, and Phil Bass (2), Department of Animal Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID Adding value to beef has been an objective for many years. Beef can be a highly variable product resulting from the beginning genetics to how it was raised. Further, meat scientists have […]

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Calling all livestock producers! Please join us on February 6th at 5 PM EST to celebrate locally produced foods at This Old Farm’s Food Hub and Processing Center. Our February business plan meeting is geared toward producers who want to formulate a strategy that works for their operation in 2020. A group of producers will […]

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GREENTOP, MO and GALESBURG, IL, Jan. 15, 2020 – Western’s Smokehouse, a leading manufacturer of premium, crafted meat snacks, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thrushwood Farms. Western’s Smokehouse and Thrushwood Farms provide contract manufacturing and private label services to the leading natural, artisanal, and better-for-you brands in the category. Both facilities are […]

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If there is one workplace issue that bedevils virtually every employer in the country daily it is the dilemma of employee attendance – perhaps more appropriately, the lack of attendance. Despite the rapidly expanding mandatory paid leave laws and the adoption of generous paid-time-off policies by a large number of employers, employees continue to find […]

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