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What is on the Table as of April 1st?

What is on the Table as of April 1st?

Many of you are curious as to what we have been working on thus far in 2017. I wish to bring each of you up to speed and give you a hint as to what we are watching in the near future. Albany The BOD continues to feel that Albany has the greatest chance of impacting your business in 2017 and beyond. As a Board we traveled to Albany to discuss funding and potential labor implications with the elected. As ... more
Time To Act

Time To Act

Most of you will not read what I am about to write for a month or more. That is not that important except for the fact it will be approaching Spring and the time to make very definite plans on your source of labor for 2017 is approaching. The status of labor supply under the Trump Presidency remains uncertain at best. As a producer in New York we must decide if we are entering the race against Mother Nature to ... more
Winter of Many Changes

Winter of Many Changes

By Paul Baker, NYSHS Executive Director For many of you, this winter will be very demanding. The stress of unprecedented low rainfall and less than exciting returns has left many of you frustrated. In my experience, I have found such years the ones that demand you to be at your very best. When the markets are at their most demanding it is time to tighten your management skills. Labor last year was, in my observation, at its most stressed level ... more
What single trait drives research?

What single trait drives research?

I wish to challenge your opinion on a subject. If I asked you to tell me the single most important trait that drives all research what would you select? ... more
Time to look into the TEA Leaves about labor in 2017

Time to look into the TEA Leaves about labor in 2017

Hard to believe that we have begun yet another year. Last year will be easy for most of you to let go as it was one of extreme drought and weak markets. As a result, each operation has to self- appraise and reduce all unwanted risks from your operation. With such conditions, we each need to sharpen our managerial skills. In 2016, we each witnessed the election of a new President. A Republican now resides in the White House and ... more
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