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?
Flies do have an economic impact for dairy producers. House flies and Stable flies are primary pests of confined animals followed by the horn fly for producers who pasture their animals. Horn flies are serious pests but the larvae cannot tolerate the manure being disturbed hence in confined operations they are not as serious a pest.
Amendment 1, the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment, will be decided by Missouri voters on August 5. The Missouri Farmers Care coalition, comprised of more than 40 statewide agricultural organizations, is working hard to pass the amendment.
The Right to Farm amendment, if passed, will make farming and ranching a right in Missouri, similar in scope and protection to the speech, religion and gun rights already in Missouri's Constitution.
The Right to Farm amendment is critical to ensure the long term future of agriculture in Missouri. It will create the regulatory certainty necessary for agriculture to grow and thrive in Missouri, and help guarantee that families in future generations can continue to farm and ranch across our state. Since the passage of the Right to Farm amendment, I've received several questions about the amendment. Here are some of the most common questions and answers:
Missouri is the first state to pass landmark dairy legislation that enhances the dairy title provisions of the recently passed federal Farm Bill.
The Missouri General Assembly approved provisions of the “Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014”, with strong bi-partisan support, in Senate Bill 506, sponsored by Senator Brian Munzlinger (District 18), by a vote of 26-0 in the Senate and House Bill 1326, sponsored by Representatives Casey Guernsey (District 2) and Bill Reiboldt (District 160), by a vote of 101-38 in the House.
More and more visits by dairy farmers to Jefferson City has finally paid off.
Senate Bill 506, an Omnibus Ag Bill containing our dairy language, passed the Senate 26-0 and now goes to Governor Nixon for his signature.
Thanks to all who made contacts with their legislators.
Missouri House Recognizes Dairy Plight
The Missouri House of Representatives has passed the “Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014” (HB 1326) by an overwhelming vote of 137-4. HB 1326 is sponsored by Representatives Casey Guernsey (District 2) and Bill Reiboldt (District 160). The bill now awaits consideration by the Missouri Senate.
Columbia, MO – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) joins forces with the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to conduct a national dairy study. Beginning in January, NASS will survey dairy farmers in Missouri about their animal health and welfare management practices. Read More...
Purdom Testifies Before House Committee
Testimony of Larry Purdom
President, Missouri Dairy Association
Before the House Interim Committee on Emerging Issues
October 15, 2013
The Dairy Hall of Honors at the University of Missouri honors outstanding leadership in the Missouri dairy industry; recognizes outstanding achievements among dairy cattle breeders, milk producers, dairy processors, and others intimately involved in the Missouri dairy industry; and provides an archive for the preservation of historical records and memorabilia of the Missouri dairy industry. http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/
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The Great Lakes will get some moderate rain Saturday. The north-central Plains and central Prairies will see leser amounts. Mostly dry elsewhere, but the eastern Midwest will get some rain over the weekend. » More DTN Weather Commentary
OMAHA (DTN) -- As harvest nears, elevator operators in the Northern Plains still waiting on railroad cars ordered months ago are experiencing feelings of dread, especially smaller operators or those handling specialty crops.