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Compliance with DOL and Immigration Laws and Regulations for Agricultural Businesses

Agricultural and Food Law Updated: July 18, 2018

The financial stability of farming operations throughout the United States is heavily dependent on the proper employment of foreign agricultural workers....

How do I get rid of mold on my roof.

Floods Updated: September 11, 2015

Asphalt Shingles and Fiberglass Panels: scrub the surface using a mixture of one quart of chlorine bleach, 1 ounce detergent, and 1 gallon water at the rate...

Care of Goats in Severe Winter Weather

Goats Updated: January 29, 2014

Management of mature goats may change only slightly in colder weather compared to routine management throughout the rest of the year. Nothing takes the place...

How can I protect my property from future floods?

Here are a few ways you can protect your property from future floods:

Mold is natural, so what's the big deal?

Molds are natural and generally pose no adverse health effects outside the home. However, mold indoors can be an indoor air issue. Mold produces spores that...

How can I prevent flooding and water damage around my house?

There are a number of steps to reduce the possibility of flooding around your house. *Slope the ground 1 inch per foot away the house. *Since basement...

What should I do upon entering a flooded building?

Before you try to enter or fix things in a flooded house, first take a look at Precautions on First Entry for some important safeguards. Be safe. Be aware...

I have mold in my home. How do I get rid of it?

Mold in a home can be a serious problem, and one that deserves your immediate attention. Any problem with mold means there is a moisture problem. In addition...

Is old insulation in heating and cooling ductwork hazardous to my respiratory health?

Home Energy Updated: December 01, 2011

Depending on what the insulation type is and it's age, this flexible ductwork could create health problems. The ductwork insulation material may be glass...

What do you need to know about mold in your home?

Mold can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance if moisture is present. Mold can grow on wood, paper, carpet and food. Exposure...

Where can I find the average wind speed and direction for my area?

Home Energy Updated: December 28, 2010

Is there a test for mold that can be used in homes?

Are home mold test kits that I see at hardware stores worth trying?

What is mitigation?

How do I determine which climate zone I live in?

Home Energy Updated: November 02, 2009

How can I get rid of skunk smell?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: January 02, 2007

What is the best way to keep animals out of my trash?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: December 11, 2006

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