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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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Waterbeds Installed at Foremost
 

A lot has changed at the University of Missouri’s Foremost Dairy farm since the initial generous donation of a herd of Guernsey cattle and land by James Cash (J.C.) Penney in the 1950’s.

J.C. Penney would likely never have anticipated that one day the cows at Foremost Dairy would be sleeping on dual-chambered cow waterbeds.

 
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Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars
Mark your calendars now for the Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars February 18-22, 2019, in Sedalia, Springfield, Mt. Grove, Jackson and Union.

Save the Date

Long Ag Tour Stops at Fletcher Dairy Farm

Several Missouri Dairy Association members participated in Congressman Billy Long's annual ag tour October 11. Scott Maples, Morris Westfall and Marilyn Calvin toured Charles Fletcher's Edgewood Creamery in Purdy, Mo.


USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C., (August 27, 2018) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more market, in the long run, to help American farmers compete globally. As announced last month, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in programs, consistent with our World Trade Organization obligations.

“Early on, the President instructed me, as Secretary of Agriculture, to make sure our farmers did not bear the brunt of unfair retaliatory tariffs. After careful analysis by our team at USDA, we have formulated our strategy to mitigate the trade damages sustained by our farmers. Our farmers work hard, and are the most productive in the world, and we aim to protect them,” said Secretary Perdue.

These programs will assist agricultural producers to meet the costs of disrupted markets:

  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will administer the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to provide payments to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, and wheat producers starting September 4, 2018. An announcement about further payments will be made in the coming months, if warranted.
  • USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will administer a Food Purchase and Distribution Program to purchase up to $1.2 billion in commodities unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will distribute these commodities through nutrition assistance programs such as The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and child nutrition programs.
  • Through the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP), $200 million will be made available to develop foreign markets for U.S. agricultural products. The program will help U.S. agricultural exporters identify and access new markets and help mitigate the adverse effects of other countries’ restrictions.
“President Trump has been standing up to China and other nations, sending the clear message that the United States will no longer tolerate their unfair trade practices, which include non-tariff trade barriers and the theft of intellectual property. In short, the President has taken action to benefit all sectors of the American economy — including agriculture — in the long run,” said Secretary Perdue. “It’s important to note all of this could go away tomorrow, if China and the other nations simply correct their behavior. But in the meantime, the programs we are announcing today buys time for the President to strike long-lasting trade deals to benefit our entire economy.” Read more...

MDA Disappointed in Dairy Relief Package
 
CHESTERFIELD, MO (August 29, 2018) -- The Missouri Dairy Association (MDA) is very disappointed in USDA's announcement of the dairy-specific financial assistance package to make up for the trade retaliation dairy farmers are experiencing.
 
"It's a drop in the bucket compared to the price decline in dairy farm prices," says MDA President Ted Sheppard, a dairy producer from Cabool, Missouri.
 
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2018 Missouri State Fair

Missouri State Fair in the Gerken Dairy Building during Legislative Day
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Field Day


Welcome Governor Parson
Welcome Governor Parson!  We look forward to working with Mike and his administration. Then Lt. Gov. Parson spoke at this year's Heart of America Dairy Expo in Springfield.

Celebrating World Milk Day

Celebrating World Milk Day June 1. Toasting the day, at the Missouri Dairy Products Association summer meeting, are (front) Chris Hackman, Central Dairy and Ron Thompson, DFA; (back) Danny and Brian Opie, Opies Transport; Dave Drennan, MDA and Joe Horner, University of Missouri.


MDA Summer Classic
Save the date for the MDA Summer Classic, Friday, June 8. Join us for a Pack Barn Field Day and June Dairy Month Celebration!
 
Open to all dairy producers and their families and allied industry.  Registration is free!
 
Plan to visit the new pack barn of Lloyd and David Gunter and celebrate June Dairy Month.

Agenda
10 a.m.: Tours begin with talks on manure handling, pack barn design, and feed inventory/chopping with NRCS and University of Missouri dairy specialists.
 
Refreshments furnished by Midwest Dairy Association
 
Noon: Lunch 
 
1 p.m.: State of Missouri June Dairy Month Proclamation presentation and introduction of special guests
 
1:30 p.m.: Adjourn
 
RSVP to Dave Drennan (dairystl@aol.com) for lunch reservations. 

Missouri Farmers Care Ice Cream Social

MDA sponsored and helped serve the ice cream for the Missouri Farmers Care Ice Cream Social for state legislators and staff in the Capitol at Jefferson City on Wednesday May 2.  Pictured (L-R) are Executive Director Dave Drennan, MO Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn, MDA Director Norris and Annette Sloan of Mountain Grove, Bessie and MO Deputy Director of Agriculture Garrett Hawkins. 
 

MDA Supports Missouri Farmers Care Ice Cream Social

MDA sponsored and helped serve the ice cream for the Missouri Farmers Care Ice Cream Social for state legislators and staff in the Capitol at Jefferson City on Wednesday, May 2.  Pictured (L-R) are Executive Director Dave Drennan, Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn, MDA Director Norris and Annette Sloan of Mountain Grove, Bessie and Missouri Deputy Director of Agriculture Garrett Hawkins.


 
Heart of America Dairy Expo
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We hope you use this site to gain information on upcoming events and news related to the dairy industry in Missouri and surrounding areas.

 

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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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Visit www.MissouriFarmersCare.org or www.MOFarmersCare.com for more information.

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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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