United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) once again issued a new Form I-9. Employers will be required to use the new version of the Form (dated 07/17/17) starting September 18, 2017. Employers may continue using the prior version of the Form
(dated 11/14/2016) for new hires until September 18, 2017. The new Form applies to new hires only; employers should not complete new Forms I-9 for current employees.
The new Form I-9 includes only minor changes, as outlined below:
• A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) is now listed as an acceptable List C document.
• All certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) are combined within selection C #2 in List C.
• The Form reflects the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices’ new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
Three New Videos Promote U.S. Dairy Exports to Global Customers By Kara McDonald February 21, 2018 Share these videos on social media and embed them on your website. Partnerships. Supply Security. Growth. These are the themes of three new videos promoting U.S. dairy exports to our business customers throughout the world. The videos were released on ThinkUSAdairy.org, the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s website for global customers. USDEC members and others in the U.S. dairy industry are encouraged to share the videos with customers on social media and embed them on
Organic Produce Sales, Movin’ On Up The Organic Produce Network in partnership with Nielson released 2017 figures on sales of fresh organic produce sold in grocery stores. The figures are impressive. Overall, organic fresh vegetable sales led the produce sector with $2.4 billion in sales, up 6 percent by volume and 4 percent by value from 2016. Organic fresh fruit with sales of $1.6 billion showed stronger growth, with volume and dollar sales up 12.6 percent compared to 2016…….. READ MORE…….. Organic Produce Sales, Movin’ On Up
Electronic trading brings anonymity. Understand how CME dairy spot markets function Posted on February 11, 2018 By Sherry Bunting, Reprinted from Farmshine, February 9, 2018 CHICAGO, Ill. — The CME dairy spot markets have been evolving since arriving in Chicago after a tumultuous past on the Green Bay Cheese Exchange, writes Ronald K. O’Brien, II, a dairy market risk specialist and geostrategist. He is director of global derivatives for Interfood, multidimensional global dairy risk managers using physical and financial global dairy markets to offset internal sales and inventory risk. Recently, Farmshine