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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.

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Dec 373'2 369'2 371'0 2'4
Mar 382'0 2'4
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Sep 1169'4 1163'0 1169'4 29'6
Nov 1047'0 1040'0 1042'0 3'6
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Dec 3542 3495 3526 62
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Aug 151.850 151.250 151.850 2.200
Oct 147.350 146.150 147.100 1.450

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."

What to Know: Amendment 1
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:

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
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.


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N.Plains, Midwest to See Weekend Rain
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected this weekend in the northwest Midwest, Northern Plains and into the Canadian Prairies. Central areas of the Midwest and Plains may get some light rains, while other crop areas are expected dry. » More DTN Weather Commentary

Posted at 12:37PM Fri Aug 22, 2014 CDT

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Editor's Note: DTN Canadian Grains Analyst Cliff Jamieson, who usually blogs for DTN's Canada Grains Pro site, wrote today on Statistics Canada releasing its first report of expected 2014 production levels for Canadian crops. The report was based on results from a survey of 12,850 producers during the July 23 to Aug. 4 period. We're sharing the comments with U.S. customers interested in how Canada's harvest might affect world grain and oilseed stocks.

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