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The Dairy Business Association is an industry organization comprised of dairy producers, processors, corporate and allied industry supporters. DBA promotes the growth and success of all dairy farms in Wisconsin by fostering a positive business and political environment.  Our members believe and invest in a bright future for the Wisconsin dairy industry! Our members are working everyday toward growing the Wisconsin economy, providing jobs to thousands of our neighbors and feeding the world.

Jerry Meissner, DBA President

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Green Bay, Wisconsin --- The Dairy Business Association (DBA) endorses Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) in his reelection bid in the 29th Senate District. “Agriculture and the dairy industry have a great friend in Jerry Petrowski,” said DBA President Jerry Meissner. “He is a farmer himself so he understands the needs of the dairy community.” While many legislators have an agricultural background, Senator Petrowski is one of just handful that are farmers themselves.
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Green Bay, Wisconsin --- The Dairy Business Association (DBA) endorses John Macco (R-De Pere) in the race to replace retiring Representative John Klenke in the 88th Assembly District. Wisconsin is fortunate to have a long history of excellence in dairy. The dairy industry’s economic impact in the state continues to grow dramatically, toping over $43 billion in the latest annual figures. Yet, the industry also faces increasing challenges. The number of dairy farms is declining and the number of cows statewide is stagnant.
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Green Bay, Wisconsin --- The Dairy Business Association (DBA) endorses Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel in the race to become Wisconsin’s next attorney general.
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Green Bay, Wisconsin --- The Dairy Business Association (DBA) is pleased to endorse the following legislative candidates in this fall’s election on November 4th:
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Green Bay, Wisconsin --- The Dairy Business Association (DBA) endorses Scott Walker in his bid to be reelected Wisconsin’s Governor on November 4th. During Governor Walker’s time in office, the dairy industry and all of agriculture has become much more profitable. Dairy’s contribution to the state economy has grown from $26.5 billion to over $43.4 billion. The Governor recognized the importance of dairy early on in his term. He spearheaded the Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30x20 program, an ambitious initiative to increase annual milk production to 30 billion gallons by 2020.
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Green Bay, Wisconsin --- In a decision issued yesterday, Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey Boldt removed a major obstacle to the construction of the Richfield Dairy by resolving challenges to two high capacity wells permits and a WPDES permit.
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GREEN BAY - The Wisconsin Dairy Business Association (DBA) has named Timothy J. Trotter as its new Executive Director of Business Affairs.
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One of the positive changes included in the Farm Bill was the creation of a more market-based safety net program for dairy producers. The new Margin Protection Program (MPP) will provide enrolled farmers with protection when dairy margins drop below the level selected for coverage. The MPP marks a departure from the past because it is based on producer margins, not prices. The margin used by the program will be determined monthly by subtracting the average feed cost from the national all-milk price. You can learn a lot more about the MPP program by reading this update from the National Program on Dairy Markets and Policy (DMaP).
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The Dairy Business Association held their 12th Annual Golf Outing at Fox Hills Resort in Mishicot, Wisconsin on June 19th, 2014. Nearly 300 dairy producers, industry partners and professionals attended the event. After a gorgeous day of golf, networking, prizes and fun, ANIMART, Inc. presented DBA with a $5,000 donation to go toward DBA’s Crisis Fund. The fund assists DBA dairy producer members when a major occurrence with a potentially negative outcome affects their dairy operation. Crises can include animal disease, natural disasters, food safety and criminal terrorism.
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As one of the largest producers of milk and dairy products in the world, the economic impact of Wisconsin's dairy industry is not only significant at the state level, but increasingly relevant at the national and international levels. In recognition of this role, the DBA Board of Directors announces the creation of a new position, Director of Dairy Policy.
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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.  Read more.


Down Cow Standard Operating Procedures

ANIMART and the Dairy Business Association have teamed up to educate the dairy industry about properly handling down and sick cattle. View ANIMART's Down Cow Standard Operating Procedures document here. A Spanish version can be found here.

Dairy Markets & Policy