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Dairy Prices
 Over the years some confusion surrounding the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Dairy Products Prices (DPP) program and the use of these data in the class price formulas. Why are NASS’s DPP reports used in the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) class price formulas?  How are the NASS reports compiled?  Is there a magic formula used to generate the NASS DPP reports? What prevents manufacturing plants from misreporting or manipulating the prices?

Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team Excels in Scotland
The Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team continued their tradition of excellence by placing second in two international dairy judging contests as a part of the International Dairy Youth Tour.

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Sep 361'2 357'2 357'2 -4'4
Dec 371'2 367'2 368'0 -3'4
Mar 382'0 382'0 382'0 -1'4
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Aug 1227'0 1225'4 1225'4 5'0
Sep 1112'0 1102'0 1111'0 -19'2
Nov 1086'0 1076'4 1080'6 -0'4
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Sep 3640 3639 3640 25
Oct 3515 3512 3515 - 59
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Aug 21.35 21.35 21.35 -0.24
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Aug 159.600 157.600 158.350 - 1.500
Oct 159.500 156.950 157.250 - 2.675

Amendment 1 Gains Support

Amendment 1, the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment, will be decided by Missouri voters on August 5. The Missouri Farmers Care coalition, comprised of more than 40 statewide agricultural organizations, is working hard to pass the amendment.


What to Know: Amendment 1
The Right to Farm amendment, if passed, will make farming and ranching a right in Missouri, similar in scope and protection to the speech, religion and gun rights already in Missouri's Constitution.  

The Right to Farm amendment is critical to ensure the long term future of agriculture in Missouri. It will create the regulatory certainty necessary for agriculture to grow and thrive in Missouri, and help guarantee that families in future generations can continue to farm and ranch across our state. Since the passage of the Right to Farm amendment, I've received several questions about the amendment. Here are some of the most common questions and answers:

MDA Newsletter June 2014
Articles from the June 2014 issue of Missouri Dairy Update:
  • Landmark Dairy Legislation Passes
  • MDA Opposes EPA Waters of the U.S. Rule
  • Manure Expo in Springfield
  • Disaster Assistance Change
  • Dairy margin Protection Insurance is new, but not Complicated, says MU economist
Read the June issue.

Missouri Passes Landmark Dairy Legislation
Missouri is the first state to pass landmark dairy legislation that enhances the dairy title provisions of the recently passed federal Farm Bill.
The Missouri General Assembly approved provisions of the “Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014”, with strong bi-partisan support, in Senate Bill 506, sponsored by Senator Brian Munzlinger (District 18), by a vote of 26-0 in the Senate and House Bill 1326, sponsored by Representatives Casey Guernsey (District 2) and Bill Reiboldt (District 160), by a vote of 101-38 in the House.

We Did It!
More and more visits by dairy farmers to Jefferson City has finally paid off.
Senate Bill 506, an Omnibus Ag Bill containing our dairy language, passed the Senate 26-0 and now goes to Governor Nixon for his signature.
Thanks to all who made contacts with their legislators.

Missouri House Recognizes Dairy Plight

The Missouri House of Representatives has passed the “Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014” (HB 1326) by an overwhelming vote of 137-4. HB 1326 is sponsored by Representatives Casey Guernsey (District 2) and Bill Reiboldt (District 160). The bill now awaits consideration by the Missouri Senate.

Save the Date

Drennan Receives ASA Recognition

Missouri Dairy Association Executive Director Dave Drennan was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award – Membership Focus by the American Soybean Associaiton during the 2014 Commodity Classic.

USDA to Study Dairy Animal Health Practices
Columbia, MO – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) joins forces with the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to conduct a national dairy study. Beginning in January, NASS will survey dairy farmers in Missouri about their animal health and welfare management practices. Read More...

Purdom Testifies Before House Committee
Testimony of Larry Purdom
President, Missouri Dairy Association
Before the House Interim Committee on Emerging Issues
October 15, 2013

Missouri Farmers Care

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honor
Missouri Dairy Hall of HonorThe Dairy Hall of Honors at the University of Missouri honors outstanding leadership in the Missouri dairy industry; recognizes outstanding achievements among dairy cattle breeders, milk producers, dairy processors, and others intimately involved in the Missouri dairy industry; and provides an archive for the preservation of historical records and memorabilia of the Missouri dairy industry.


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Rain for Delta, Southwest US Thursday
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

Light to moderate rain is in store for the Delta and the southwestern U.S. Thursday. Otherwise, we'll see dry conditions in the primary U.S. and Canadian Prairie crop regions. During the next five days, rain will focus on the Delta and Southeast, with a dry trend elsewhere. Temperatures will be seasonal to below normal in most areas except for southern Texas and the northwestern Plains, where hot temperatures will be noted. Temperature patterns remain favorable to crop development although dryness appears set to move into its second consecutive month over most of the central U.S. » More DTN Weather Commentary

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Friday, July 25, 2014 7:20PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- As harvest nears, elevator operators in the Northern Plains still waiting on railroad cars ordered months ago are experiencing feelings of dread, especially smaller operators or those handling specialty crops.

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Missouri Dairy Association
David R. Drennan - Executive Director 
1954 Sumter Ridge Court
Chesterfield, MO 63017 
Phone: (636) 519-9300 
Fax: (636) 519-1403


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