2015 Board of Directors Nominations
DBMMC is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Board of Directors. There are three Director positions available, each a 3 year term. Members are encouraged to participate by nominating either themselves or other individuals. Nominees must be members in good standing of DBMMC and each nomination must include a DBMMC Board Interest Form. Nomination forms must be submitted no later than Friday, December 5, 2014 to Executive Director Tim Trotter at firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 10625 Green Bay, WI 54307. If you have questions please contact Tim at 920-634-6347.
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Dairy Strong Online Registration Now Live!
Online Registration is now live on the Dairy Strong website! Click Here to register or for more information!
2014 Farm Bill: The Margin Protection Program Dashboard MPP-Dairy
The 2014 Farm Bill provides the most comprehensive reform to the U.S. federal dairy farm safety net seen in decades. In place of milk price and revenue support programs the new Farm Bill creates a Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers (MPP-Dairy). MPP-Dairy is specifically designed to be simple to use and appealing to all dairy producers regardless of management style or business model. First, it provides dairy producers the opportunity to annually self-select coverage levels to protect against declines in national, rather than farm-level, income-over-feed-cost margins. Second, the premium rates are fixed at predetermined levels explicitly written into the Farm Bill. Finally, farms of all sizes can purchase margin protection near their historical maximum levels of milk production.
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The Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative is Here To Serve You!
It is time we farmers get more involved to make changes on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC that will improve our bottom line. We have worked our entire lives to build equity, but wasteful spending and more unfounded costly regulations are tearing away our profits.
The Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative (DBMMC) was formed to help you improve your bottom line. When DBMMC began we reduced the charge for verification services; shortly after that all verification cooperatives reduced their charge; saving millions of dollars for farmers. This is just the beginning of what DBMMC will do for you!
"DBMMC will be your watchdog to make sure good policy is passed that will help you. We have great relationships with members in Congress and their staffs to remove bad policy, unnecessary regulations, and bring back common sense."
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In The News
DBMMC OSHA Alert - You recently received a pamphlet in the mail with details about OSHA's local emphasis program and audits that are planned at Wisconsin dairy farms.
Corn Field Condition Notice - In 2004 we had 30" of rain in June. This year it was not as much rain but the rain has been nearly constant and has kept our soils saturated for a very long time.
Time-sensitive Request for Action - The U.S. Senate is currently considering a proposal that would force some pass-through entities (such as 5 corporations, personal service corporations, and partnerships) to stop using cash basis accounting.
Immigration Reform Update - Despite the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and hysterical headlines, immigration reform is not dead yet.
The Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners - The Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative (DBMMC), a bargaining cooperative that verifies milk components and represents dairy producers on legislative issues, recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to students Brad Zander and Lauren Berdan.
Implements of Husbandry (IoH) Bill Passes Assembly with Additional Improvements - The Dairy Business Association is pleased that AB 648/SB509 passed in the Assembly with an additional amendment. DBA would like to thank the hard work of Rep Tauchen, Rep Nerison, Rep Ballweg and Rep Tranel for their solid efforts to improve this bill.
Warm-up Makes Manure Runoff a Risk; Check Advisory Before Spreading - With temperatures over 40 and rain forecast in coming days, Wisconsin agriculture and water quality officials are asking farmers to check the Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast online before spreading manure.