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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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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.

2015 Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars
Sponsored by the Missouri Dairy Association and the University of Missouri

Download selected presentations from the Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars. The one-day seminar featured presentations on accellerating growth, reducing disease, equipment innovations, cow comfort, transitioning, grazing vs. confinement and more. Workshops were offered in Sedalia, Springfield, Mountain Grove, Jackson and Union. Available presentations: How to Reduce Costly Calf Hood Disease through Immune SupportAccelerated Feeding of Calves and Use of Grazing vs. Confinement for Growing Post-Weaning Heifers.
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January 21-23, 2016

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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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8/21/2005 Midwes Crop Tour Observations
8/27/2015 Higher Day for Soybeans Thursday
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Rain Friday in the Midwest, Plains
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

Areas of the western Midwest, central and southwestern Plains and Canadian Prairies will see some rain Friday. The Midwest rain will move into the Great Lakes area then fade out. Eastern areas will be dry. » More DTN Weather Commentary

Posted at 2:47PM Thu Aug 27, 2015 CDT

DTN Market Matters Blog
Katie Micik Bio
Markets Editor
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:41PM CDT

As the 2014-15 crop marketing year draws to a close, let's look at how basis fared in the past 12 months. In general, at the end of August 2015, corn, soybean and wheat basis is about 30 to 40 cents weaker than the 5-year averages for each crop.

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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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