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?
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.
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.
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.