MDA Mission Statement
The Missouri Dairy Association, an organization of dairy producers, is committed to promote, protect and enhance the Missouri dairy industry by working to insure the profitability of dairy producers.

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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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May 366'6 363'2 364'0 -1'4
Jul 371'4 368'2 369'0 -1'2
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May 880'0 872'4 876'2 -1'2
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Feb 131.600 129.375 130.000 - 0.175
Apr 130.875 128.600 129.150 - 0.400

2016 Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars
Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars presented by the Missouri Dairy Association and the University of Missouri will take place February 22-26 in Sedalia, Springfield, Mountain Grove, Jackson and Union.

MDA Supports Beef Checkoff
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (January 28, 2016) -- The Missouri Dairy Association’s (MDA) voting delegates, during MDA’s 31st Annual Meeting, passed a resolution supporting the proposed statewide beef checkoff at the recent Heart of America Dairy Expo in Springfield, Mo. Delegates also established positions on several current issues impacting Missouri dairy farmers.

USDA Map Illustrates TPP Benefits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a series of fact sheets illustrating how the newly reached Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement can boost the U.S. agriculture industry, supporting more American jobs and driving the nation's rural economy. The map above highlights the benefits to the Dairy industry. Created by the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the fact sheets graphically depict how each state and individual commodities stand to benefit from increased agricultural trade with the 11 other TPP countries.

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."


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.

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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.


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


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