FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Labor Pains - 3
Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:13 PM CDT

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- A steady stream of cash is often the most difficult thing to raise in a farm operation. Also, labor costs divert that stream right off the top. So how do you balance a "high enough wage" to attract a good employee with the need to maintain a positive cash flow?

If you want to manage your labor costs, you need to look at the total compensation package, advised Dick Wittman, who manages a diversified crop, range cattle and timber operation in northern Idaho in partnership with three other family partners. Wittman also has a farm consulting ...

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