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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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In this era of component pricing, the message to dairies has been clear: Make more components and make less water. However, the devil is in the details as milk flow and pounds of components are inextricably linked.

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Even with milk prices trending up and 2020 looking to be even better, there is lots of uncertainty still in the marketplace. Continuing weather issues, trade and tariff issues, plus forage quality and availability all weigh heavy on producers’ minds as they struggle to finish the 2019 season.

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Most farms recognize the benefit of meeting to discuss issues facing the farm. But it can be hard to see the value of doing this regularly before things blow up. Editor Walt Cooley talks with farm family decision consultant Andy Junkin about how to start meeting regularly and keep farm meetings on track and productive.

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It has been made quite clear over the past couple of decades that Latinos are of a growing importance in our nation’s dairy industry.

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For decades, our accounting firm has produced quarterly dairy farm cost studies for our dairy clients and others to use for benchmarking and profitability improvement.

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The year has certainly flown by. After a drawn-out spring gave way to summer, fall is now here. We hope extended warm temperatures allow corn to continue to mature, allowing dairy producers to build adequate inventories of good-quality feed for the year ahead.

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