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  • Heart of America Dairy Expo

  • 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.

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    Dec 380'4 372'2 375'6 2'4
    Mar 393'2 385'4 393'2 7'0
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    Dec 170.800 169.975 170.750 0.500
    Feb 172.500 171.425 172.375 0.550

    USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Deadline
    GRAPEVINE, Texas (Oct. 29, 2014) – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting, today announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program. Farmers now have until Dec. 5, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. 
    “We want dairy producers to have enough time to make thoughtful and well-studied choices,” said Vilsack.  “Markets change and the Margin Protection Program can help protect dairy producers from those changes.”
    Vilsack encouraged producers to use the online Web resource at to calculate the best levels of coverage for their dairy operation. “Historical scenarios also can be explored to see how the Margin Protection Program would function should poor market conditions occur again in the future,” said Vilsack. The secure website can be accessed via computer, smartphone or tablet.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also extended the opportunity for public comments on both the Margin Protection Program and the Dairy Product Donation Program until Dec. 15.
    “USDA is committed to creating strong opportunities for the next generation of farmers and ranchers. When dairy producers bring new family members into the business, these changes could affect safety net coverage,” said Vilsack. “If our current rules hinder intergenerational changes or if improvements are needed in these programs, then we want to hear from dairy producers.”
    Comments can be submitted to USDA via the website at

    Heart of America Dairy Expo

    Heart of America Dairy Expo
    Springfield, MO
    January 22-24, 2015

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    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."

    Missouri Farmers Care

    Missouri Dairy Hall of Honor
    Missouri Dairy Hall of HonorThe 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.


    Welcome to the Missouri Dairy Association

    We hope you use this site to gain information on upcoming events and news related to the dairy industry in Missouri and surrounding areas.


    Who is HSUS?


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    Rain Friday in Southern Areas
    Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

    The Delta, Deep South, southeast Plains will see some light rain today, while the eastern Great Lakes will more light snow. Elsewhere, conditions will be dry. » More DTN Weather Commentary

    Posted at 5:47AM Fri Nov 21, 2014 CST

    DTN Market Matters Blog
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    Monday, November 17, 2014 6:33PM CST

    The early arrival of winter weather with record cold and snow in parts of the Midwest and Northern Plains slowed rail transportation of agriculture products this past week, according to one railroad official.

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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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