29 Aug, 2016

California Farm Worker Overtime Law Passes

Labor | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

If you thought you just felt an Earthquake, it was just the passing of California’s agriculture overtime law.

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29 Aug, 2016

Managing the Managers

Labor | By: Mike Opperman

If you have a large number of employees, it’s likely you have managers who lead specific teams. How you work with those direct reports is different than how other employees are managed.

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29 Aug, 2016

German Economy Minister Says EU-US Trade Talks Have Failed

Policy | By: The Associated Press

In 14 rounds of talks, the two sides haven't agreed on a single common item out of 27 chapters being discussed.

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29 Aug, 2016

China to Improve Dairy Industry

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

With more than 1 million dairy farmers, China’s agriculture minister says the dairy sector is not reaching its full potential.

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26 Aug, 2016

Crop Tour Predicts 170.2 bu. Average Yield

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Today the Pro Farmer editors released the tour’s results and yield predictions.

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26 Aug, 2016

Interest Rates May Dampen Milk Price Recovery

News | By: Mike Opperman

Today Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the decision to raise interest rates is getting nearer as the U.S. economy grows stronger.

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26 Aug, 2016

Satisfaction in Cheese Purchase, for Now

Markets | By: Mike Opperman

The recent USDA purchase of surplus cheese is a short-term fix seeking a long-term solution, says John Newton, Ph.D, director of market intelligence for the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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25 Aug, 2016

Maryland Gains Dairy Market Share in Brazil

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The strength of the U.S. dollar left American milk products outpriced for much of 2016. But as prices continue to soften exports are increasing, and Brazil is an excellent example.

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25 Aug, 2016

Northeast Lawmakers Say Cheese Buyout Isn’t Enough

News | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Earlier this week, USDA announced buying $20 million of cheese in an effort to bolster prices for America’s dairy farmers. Some lawmakers don't think it will be sufficient.

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24 Aug, 2016

Stronger Profits Indicate Market Turn Down Under

Markets | By: Mike Opperman

Strong profit indicators from Australian and New Zealand dairy processors today may show the first impact of a global drop in milk production as producers respond to an oversupply that has pushed prices to historic lows.

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