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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, WI – December 3, 2014 -- President Obama’s plans for immigration reform does not address the very important need of dairy farmers now or in the future. Our immigration system needs permanent reform, and that can only be accomplished through action by Congress. Democrats and Republicans must come together to fix this broken system. Workers on dairy farms need permanent relief and dairy farmers need their future labor needs addressed.
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Andy Novakoic has some last minute thoughts about enrollment in the Margin Protection Program this year. Did we mention that he isn't making recommendations about electing coverage in MPP? Nevertheless, you can read about some of the things that you may want to consider when making your decision before December 5th.
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Green Bay, Wisconsin --- The Dairy Business Association (DBA) commends the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb for the agency’s creative and forward thinking budget request. The state’s current transportation needs far outpace the revenue generated from existing sources of transportation funding. The DOT proposals are expected to generate approximately $750 million in additional transportation funding over the course of the two-year budget cycle.
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The DBA Nominating Committee is seeking DBA members qualified and interested in joining the DBA Board of Directors of the 2015 program year. Members are encouraged to participate in the DBA Board of Directors by nominating either themselves or other individuals to positions that will be available at the end of fiscal year 2014.
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Green Bay, Wisconsin --- The Dairy Business Association (DBA) is pleased that after protracted litigation, Kinnard Farms, a family-run dairy farm in Kewaunee County, is being permitted to expand without changes to its facility designs or nutrient management plan.
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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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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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Who really uses the water resources in Wisconsin? The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported on the 61st annual conference of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, and gave the facts on who uses the most water in Wisconsin.
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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.

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