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Labor Pains - 4
Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent
Mon Jun 23, 2014 01:20 PM CDT

Editor's Note: In this occasional series, DTN details how to recruit and retain a talented farm labor pool. Read past installments at http://www.dtn.com/….

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- Farming is not only about land, machinery, yields and livestock, said California farmer Rich Collins. "You also need to take care of your employees. Business owners tend to focus on the balance sheet. But you better look at your return on investment on your human capital, too, if you want your farm to be successful."

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