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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.

  High Low Last Chg
Dec 377'6 371'6 373'2 -2'0
Mar 390'6 388'2 388'4 0'0
May 393'4 393'2 393'2 -3'6
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Nov 1036'4 1028'0 1028'0 -15'0
Jan 1041'0 1033'0 1037'4 -11'4
Mar 1046'4 1040'0 1046'4 -9'4
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Dec 3995 3804 3995 221
Jan 3755 3610 3755 169
Mar 3548 3545 3548 102
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Oct 21.84 0.04
Nov 17.72 -0.03
Dec 20.58 -0.02
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Oct 23.91
Nov 21.19 0.06
Dec 19.25 0.24
  High Low Last Chg
Oct 169.950 169.500 169.000
Dec 167.900 166.850 167.000 0.250

Selecting Best Option in Margin Protection Program

Choosing Your Best Option in the USDA Dairy Margin Protection Program 

Sign-up for the USDA’s new Margin Protection Program (MPP) is expected to begin soon at local USDA Farm Service Agency offices.

MU Extension will hold free 1.5 hour workshops for dairy producers to:
  • Understand how the program works
  • Learn to use decision tools to pick your optimal level of margin insurance
Dr. Scott Brown, one of original contributors to the MPP dairy legislation, will be training producers to use the decision tool he developed. Questions: Joe Horner, 573-882-9339.

Tuesday, October 28 - Springfield
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Workshop, Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, Springfield, Missouri

Wednesday, October 29 - Hartville
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Workshop, Laclede Electric Meeting Room, 5900 Hwy 5., Hartville, Missouri

Additional Resources:

USDA Dairy Margin Protection Program
Fact sheet:

National Milk Producers Federation 
MPP Website:

University of Missouri TOPMargin calculator - Scott Brown

Dairy Markets & Policy MPP Educational Materials

Heart of America Dairy Expo

Heart of America Dairy Expo
Springfield, MO
January 22-24, 2015

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Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive Yields 18K lbs.
SEDALIA, Mo. (August 21, 2014) -- Missouri Farmers Care recently announced that their annual Missouri State Fair food drive and Canstruction® project resulted in 18,783 pounds of food being donated to Missouri families. 

The food pantry of Sedalia will receive the 6,881 pounds of food that were part of 13 foot 10 inch tall 4-H Emblem Canstruction® project and the cans collected from the Missouri Farmers Care Food Drive Tuesday promotion that took place on the fairgrounds.

Missourians Stand Up for Farmers
JEFFERSON CITY (August 6, 2014) -- Yesterday Missouri voters approved Amendment #1, the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment with more than 50 percent of voters casting a 'yes' ballot. 

With Amendment #1 now enshrined in the state constitution, all Missouri farmers and ranchers now enjoy constitutional protections to their livelihoods.
"This was a difficult campaign but we made our case to voters and we appreciate the support that Missourians have shown for family farmers and ranchers across the state," said Missouri Farmers Care Chairman Don Nikodim. "While it is unfortunate that the 'no' campaign chose to confuse voters with false attacks on Amendment #1, voters ultimately saw that Amendment #1 was supported by farmers and ranchers across the state. With Amendment #1 approved, we look forward to continue communicating the importance of agriculture to all Missourians.
Missouri Farmers Care will now prepare for the automatic recount, triggered by the margin of victory being less than one percent. We are confident that the will of the people has been shown and believe that a recount will only reaffirm the victory that farmers and ranchers have won."

Missouri Farmers Care

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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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