In this report, Farm Credit East is pleased to present viewpoints from two leading experts in the field of milk marketing: Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin, and Lucas Fuess, Director of Dairy Market Intelligence at HighGround Dairy.
Given low milk prices, the past several years have been challenging for Northeast dairy producers, and 2018 was no exception. Learn more in the 2018 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary. This year's report summarizes the results of 3025 dairy farms of all sizes, from across the region.
Legislation has been introduced in the New York State Senate and Assembly that would require agricultural employers to pay overtime to employees who work more than eight hours per day and 40 hours per week. This Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange report reviews the impact that mandatory overtime pay could have on agricultural labor costs and farm income.