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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
Sep 360'6 356'0 358'6 -2'6
Dec 367'6 363'0 364'6 -4'4
Mar 380'4 376'4 376'4 -4'4
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Sep 1086'0 15'6
Nov 1031'0 1021'0 1021'4 -4'4
Jan 1039'0 1031'0 1031'2 -4'0
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Sep 4405 4390 4390 63
Oct 3637 3625 3625 2
Dec 3515 3474 3500 21
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Sep 18.00
Oct 22.00 0.23
Nov 20.20 0.20
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Sep 21.40
Oct 20.20 0.09
Nov 21.00 0.13
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Oct 151.500 149.850 151.500 1.325
Dec 153.950 152.400 153.950 1.250

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."

MDA Newsletter June 2014
Articles from the June 2014 issue of Missouri Dairy Update:
  • Landmark Dairy Legislation Passes
  • MDA Opposes EPA Waters of the U.S. Rule
  • Manure Expo in Springfield
  • Disaster Assistance Change
  • Dairy margin Protection Insurance is new, but not Complicated, says MU economist
Read the June issue.

Missouri Passes Landmark Dairy Legislation
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.

We Did It!
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.

Save the Date

Drennan Receives ASA Recognition

Missouri Dairy Association Executive Director Dave Drennan was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award – Membership Focus by the American Soybean Associaiton during the 2014 Commodity Classic.

USDA to Study Dairy Animal Health Practices
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

Missouri Farmers Care

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honor
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More Rain in Midwest Saturday
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

During Saturday, rain showers will work across the central and eastern Midwest, south through the Delta. We'll see drier conditions elsewhere ahead of a new round of showers moving into the Northern Plains and western Midwest during the Labor Day weekend. » More DTN Weather Commentary

Posted at 2:01PM Fri Aug 29, 2014 CDT

DTN Market Matters Blog
Katie Micik Bio
Markets Editor
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:19PM CDT

All indications point to a large global wheat crop this year. The most recent USDA report forecast global production at a record 716.09 million metric tonnes, up almost 11 mmt or 1.5% from last year's crop. Sounds bearish? Perhaps not so.

Monday, August 25, 2014 3:43PM CDT
Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:38PM CDT


Missouri Dairy Association
David R. Drennan - Executive Director 
1954 Sumter Ridge Court
Chesterfield, MO 63017 
Phone: (636) 519-9300 
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