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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 339'6 338'0 339'2 -2'4
Mar 350'4 350'4 350'4 -3'4
May 362'2 362'2 362'2 -1'6
  High Low Last Chg
Nov 981'0 972'4 974'0 -8'4
Jan 981'0 981'0 981'0 -9'6
Mar 990'0 989'4 990'0 -8'6
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Oct 3305 3297 3297 - 67
Dec 3210 3203 3206 - 36
Jan 3190 3190 3190 - 21
  High Low Last Chg
Sep 18.00 0.05
Oct 22.25 0.75
Nov 20.10 0.39
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Sep 21.40
Oct 23.25 0.51
Nov 21.09 0.75
  High Low Last Chg
Oct 156.150 154.700 154.800 - 2.225
Dec 159.150 157.800 158.000 - 2.000

Override Failure Hits Missouri Dairy Hard
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (Sept. 11, 2014) -- Missouri’s dairy farmers are very disappointed today in how close the Missouri General Assembly came to an override of Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1326 and SB 506 which contained the “Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014”.

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.
10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 26
MU Southwest Center
14548 Highway H
Mount Vernon, Missouri

1:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 26
MSU Fruit Experiment Station
9740 Red Spring Road
Mountain Grove, Missouri
2:00 p.m., Monday, September 29
FCS Financial
2800 Woodard Drive
Columbia, Missouri

Noon, Monday, September 29
MU Extension will sponsor a one hour webinar on the same topic will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 29. 

MPP info will be posted at: or

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."

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Rain Thursday in Southern Plains
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

Light to moderate rain is in store for most of the Southern Plains along with portions of the southern Midwest Thursday. Other primary U.S. and Canadian Prairies crop regions will be dry. Temperatures will be milder in the Midwest, and continued warm for the season elsewhere with borderline hot values in the central and Southern Plains through Deep South. The southern-region rains favor soil moisture for winter wheat while causing some delays in corn and soybean harvest. Northern areas will again have improved conditions for spring wheat harvest. » More DTN Weather Commentary

Posted at 5:59AM Thu Sep 18, 2014 CDT

DTN Market Matters Blog
Katie Micik Bio
Markets Editor
Monday, September 15, 2014 4:59PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Uncertainty surrounding rail car deliveries to grain elevators in the upper Midwest could turn the fall harvest into a "disaster," according to one South Dakota elevator manager.

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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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