(NAPSI)—Some 10 billion animals are raised on our nation’s farms and ranches, yet the vast majority—almost 90 percent—are not provided animal-centric welfare standards beyond the industry standards offered by trade association guidelines and retailer-imposed audits. And very few producers are audited by independent third-party certifying organizations to verify that humane standards are met.
The way Republican congressional hopefuls Stephen Labate and Grant Lally were going at each other recently, it’s hard to believe they share a party and many of the same objectives — but among them is winning the June 24 primary election and the right to take on Democratic incumbent Steve Israel (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens) in the 3rd District race.
On more than one occasion, they couldn’t resist the temptation to cut each other off in mid-sentence during what was billed as a Congressional Primary Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Northeast Queens Republican Club at the Clearview Golf Course Clubhouse in Whitestone on May 21.
Their idea is not one that is uncommon. Maybe you were sitting in your hairstylist’s chair talking about your need for a lawyer and he or she recommended one they knew? Or your dentist offered a suggestion on a good caterer for your daughter’s bridal shower?
Referrals are a popular way for businesses to find new customers. If clients are satisfied with the product or service you provide, chances are good they will suggest you to a friend or family member. But typically referrals are informal — word of mouth usually.