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Manage dairy employees, establish farm protocols, take on milk marketing, and become more confident in your farm financials.

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One of the first questions I typically receive when I mention to farms that I am a labor management consultant is, “Am I paying my employees enough?” It is no secret that starting rates, pay structures and state-wide minimum wage is on every business owner’s mind.

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Does marketing ever seem like an uphill battle? If you’re not equipped to climb the market’s peaks or navigate its valleys, marketing will always seem tougher than it needs to be.

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Our K-12 and college students are well into another year of their education. You will soon see announcements for winter educational sessions. In this article, we stop and reflect on “learning.” In order to look ahead, let’s first look back.

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I was recently asked what I thought were among the key ingredients of a long-term and substantive consulting relationship between a dairy producer and his or her adviser(s).

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As a CPA, I am often asked about dairy milk hedging strategies, particularly “to hedge or not to hedge.” There are many ways to answer this question, but the most common answer is: “It depends.” And hedging depends on many factors.

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As a farmer, chances are you’ve had the conversation of Social Security with your accountant, attorney or financial adviser, both during the early years of your business and today as you get closer to qualifying for benefits. Within the industry, there are times that there can be significant deductions, leading to years in which losses are recognized or carried forward.

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