California’s new law requires most employers to allow employees to accrue up to three days of paid sick leave per year, based on an accrual of at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
One might think that winter storms in December and February put California in a better water position at the start of 2015 compared to one year ago. Think again. The drought remains in full force, and if you can believe it, it’s worse.
Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Bob Cropp, dairy economics professor emeritus, bring up the possibility of a "Dead Cat Bounce" in their monthly outlook podcast.
Chinese demand for dairy products remains weak following a slump in buying last year, New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra said on Thursday, adding that lower global supply was the big driver rising global dairy prices seen this year.
Estimated U.S. January 2015 cull cow prices (beef and dairy combined) averaged $112.00/cwt., according to the USDA/NASS Ag Prices report. The average is down $3.00/cwt. from December’s revised estimate, but $23.70/cwt. more than January 2014. It is the lowest monthly average since June 2014.