With growing ag labor concerns nationwide, some operations are circumventing their labor needs by turning to mechanization. Learn how some operations are implementing technology to cut back on their labor demands.
Recently, Farm Credit East hosted a webinar covering the OSHA Local Emphasis Program (LEP) for New York dairy farms. The regional OSHA offices in Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany have a LEP for programmed inspection of dairy farms in their jurisdictions. Read this webinar review for inspection priorities, exemptions, reporting requirements and more.
Farm Credit East recently presented the results of the 2017 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary. It was a mixed bag – average earnings increased due to a rise in milk prices, but cash flow came in at breakeven for the third year in a row. Read more here.
Many dairy producers are facing challenges in the current economic environment. The USDA Farm Service Agency has reopened the signup period for the Dairy Margin Protection Program, under changes to the program made by Congress in February. Farm Credit East and the Program on Dairy Markets and Policy recently hosted a webinar covering this signup reopening and “MPP 2.0.”