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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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Dec 394'0 388'6 393'6 4'2
Mar 404'0 399'2 404'0 4'2
May 410'2 405'4 410'2 4'0
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Nov 886'0 872'0 883'2 10'0
Jan 890'0 876'2 886'6 10'0
Mar 893'2 880'2 889'6 9'2
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Oct 3021 2996 3009 25
Dec 3049 3010 3036 26
Jan 3037 3002 3024 21
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Oct 16.90
Nov 16.48
Dec 15.50
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Oct 16.08 15.96 16.01 0.11
Nov 16.00 15.95 16.00 0.15
Dec 15.99 15.94 15.99 0.09
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Oct 123.925 121.000 121.350 - 0.950
Dec 132.100 129.100 129.275 - 1.150

Dairy Margin Program Workshops Sept. 17

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dairy farmers face a Sept. 30 sign-up deadline for the USDA Margin Protection Program (MPP).

On Sept. 17, two meetings will review options, costs and cost-share potential in the plan, says Joe Horner, University of Missouri Extension dairy economist.

Sessions will start at 10 a.m. at Springfield Livestock Auction, and at 1:30 p.m. at Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station, Mountain Grove. Each session runs 1½ hours.


MDA Directors Discuss TPP
MDA directors discuss the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and its importance for dairy with Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler at the State Fair.

Nixon Signs Dairy Revitalization Act
The Missouri Dairy Association (MDA) applauds Governor Jay Nixon for signing the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2015 into law.

The Governor signed the Act at Edgewood Dairy, near Purdy, Missouri, owned by MDA member Charles and Melissa Fletcher, before a crowd of 200 dairy producers, local FFA students and industry representatives.

“We thank the Governor for recognizing the needs of maintaining a local milk supply for all Missouri consumers and our processing industry by helping Missouri’s dairy farmers with their risk management program,” says MDA President Lloyd Gunter, a dairy farmer from Conway, Missouri. “This represents an accumulation of work over the last eight years by MDA to educate our state’s elected leaders and gain the support of many of Missouri’s mainstream agriculture organizations."


Kids, Cows and Camp: Preparing the Next Generation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – With an aging population of farmers and producers, preparing agriculture’s next generation is more important than ever.

University of Missouri Extension has been teaching dairy producers how to hand over their operations to that next generation. “That’s very important if we want to keep the industry alive,” said Karla Deaver, MU Extension 4-H youth specialist.


Dairy Month Proclamation

Missouri Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce presents Governor Jay Nixon's June Dairy Month proclamation to MDA President Lloyd Gunter of Conway.  Director Fordyce spoke at a luncheon following a dairy tour of the University of Missouri's Foremost Dairy farm attended by over 80 people.

Heart of America Dairy Expo

Heart of America Dairy Expo
Springfield, MO
January 21-23, 2016

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Crop Areas Mostly Dry Tuesday
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

The Southern Plains will start with dry conditions, but showers are expected, which will bring good conditions for winter wheat planting. » More DTN Weather Commentary

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Monday, October 5, 2015 4:59PM CDT

On September 30, the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee introduced bipartisan legislation to extend the December 31 deadline for U.S. railroads to be compliant with Positive Train Control (PTC) technology.

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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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