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May 062017
 
ASM Issue 196 – 2017 Is a Great Year for Dairy
I recently found an interesting article from Farm Journal’s Milk. It is a good time to be a dairy producer. According to the USDA’s April World Agriculture Supply and Demand estimates, we have reached the third straight year of record grain supplies.

The increase can be attributed to rising South American production. Presently, there is assurance that there will be an ongoing abundance of feed supplies.After a dismal 2016, dairy producers have more for which to be thankful. Aside from the abundance of feed supplies, prices rose in the Class III markets and are expected to rise steadily until June, based on the latest market reports. Class IV milk is expected to rise steadily, as well, based on Farm Journal’s market forecasts.
ASM Issue 197 – Why Employee Recognition Matters
Hiring the right person for the job isn’t an easy feat. However, keeping top talent can be even trickier.According to Human Resources Today, 65% of employees jump ship because of poor employee recognition programs.
Recognition drives employee engagement. It lowers turnover propensity rates and provide stronger business results. According to the article “Why Employee Recognition Matters,” an engaged employee will perform 20% better and will be 87% less likely to leave an organization. Their data also shows that companies that have the most engaged employees have revenue growth 2.5 times greater than competitors that have low employee recognition programs in place.
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