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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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If your farm experiences high turnover on a constant basis, it may be time for a self-evaluation to address the reasons why this is occurring. I recently took to social media and asked employees what was the top reason they left the last farm they worked for.

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Profitability for the dairy producer comes when there is high demand for a high-quality product. The U.S. is now exporting more milk than ever before, and dairy producers are relying heavily on the global market to increase their bottom line.

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Form I-9 is required for all new hires in the U.S. – both citizens and non-citizens – and the federal government has the authority to audit, or check the accuracy, of an employer’s Form I-9 paperwork. Think of it this way: The government requires citizens to pay taxes and submit tax returns annually.

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Scott and Steve have been partners for 24 years. They have worked together for 38. And they have been brothers for 50. They know each other like the back of their hands.

Each brother’s relationship with his sibling is likely to be the longest of his life.

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For dairy producers across the U.S., 2017 has the potential to be a year of growth and opportunity – but financial success hinges upon four key factors.

“The best time to grow is when everybody else is hunkered down,” Mike Boehlje, Purdue agriculture economics professor, told dairy producers at the 2017 PDPW Manager’s Academy held in San Diego, California, earlier this year.

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Benchmarking – comparing your operation against the performance of your peers and yourself over time – can identify ways to create dairy farm business efficiencies and increase profitability.

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