18 May, 2016

In Germany Milk is Cheaper than Water

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Milk prices are falling around the world leaving farmers struggling to survive.

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17 May, 2016

Debt Load Weighs Heavy as Dairies Consider Long-term Survival

Finance | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Struggling to survive the dairy crisis of 2009 isn’t too distant a memory for many. Unfortunately, some farmers are reliving a similar nightmare right now.

 

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17 May, 2016

Don't Let Others' Financial Problems Become Your Own

Finance | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

As money gets tighter on dairy farms across the country, make sound business decisions and get contracts in writing.

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17 May, 2016

Global Dairy Prices Jump 2.6%

Markets | By: Jim Dickrell

But news tempered by low volume and weakness in cheese, skim milk powder prices.

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16 May, 2016

Fonterra to Aid Cash-Strapped Farmers

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

New Zealand’s largest farmer cooperative, Fonterra, recently announced plans to aid cash-strapped farmers by paying out dividends early this year.

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16 May, 2016

Republicans to Gov. Cuomo: Don't Let NY Farmworkers Unionize

Labor | By: The Associated Press

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision not to defend a state law prohibiting farmworkers from unionizing could devastate New York's agricultural industry, Republican lawmakers said Friday.

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14 May, 2016

Should Parmesan Cheese Only Be Produced in Europe?

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership agreement (TTIP) has been a hub of trade discussion for several months. Now it's landed in rocky negotiations.

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14 May, 2016

Lawsuit: NY Farmworkers Must Be Allowed to Organize

Labor | By: The Associated Press

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a state law that forbids agricultural workers from organizing on behalf of a dairy farm worker who said he was fired after meeting with co-workers to discuss their working…

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13 May, 2016

New Zealand Dairy Farmers to Get Their Own Futures Market

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Hedging will begin May 27, options to come later

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13 May, 2016

The Farm CPA: What is Reasonable Compensation

Business | By: The Farm CPA

In the H.W. Johnson, Inc. Tax Court case, the Court found that a bonus arrangement paying out close to 95% of the net income of the company to the two key shareholders was in fact, reasonable compensation. 

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