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?
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 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.
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In an effort to collect as much information as it can on proposed rules on railroad performance data reporting, the Surface Transportation Board earlier this month announced it will waive its prohibition on ex parte communications. The move means that instead of having to submit all comments to the board through public meetings and/or written records, interested parties may schedule meetings with board staff to discuss the proposed rules.