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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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People are the greatest resource on a farm. Accidents are never planned, but those few minutes can have long-lasting and traumatic impact. Proactive steps can help reduce risk during corn silage harvest and feed-out.

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We are in a fourth year of depressed milk prices, the longest span we’ve experienced in the last 20 years. Dairy farmers must concentrate more than ever on expense reduction and enhanced profitability.

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The 2018 Farm Bill or its official legislative name, Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 20, 2018. This $867 billion legislation is the 18th farm bill.

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Where can you get unbiased insight and information on critically important and sometimes sensitive issues and opportunities?

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Labor is the second-largest expense on dairy farms, and labor costs are frequently a target for cuts. However, any attempts to reduce labor expenses must be weighed against the impact on quality and the quantity of the farm’s output, warns Jason Karszes, Cornell University’s PRO-DAIRY farm management specialist.

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If we ask ourselves why we do what we do in the dairy every day, surely, the answer – especially for those of us who have left loved ones in our countries of origin and adapted to new cultures, who miss the warmth of our former homes – is that we do it all for family.

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