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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) announces endorsements in ten contested primary elections scheduled to occur on August 12th:
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Green Bay, Wisconsin --- The Dairy Business Association (DBA) endorses State Senator Joe Leibham in the race to become the next Congressman representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District. The 6th Congressional district is comprised of an area running inland from Sheboygan, Manitowoc, and Ozaukee Counties on Lake Michigan to communities in Columbia, Marquette, and Waushara Counties. It is an area with a strong dairy industry presence, including farms, cheese makers, and a number of other dairy processors.
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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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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. This bill will now go to Governor Walker for his signature.
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The Dairy Business Association applauds Rep Joan Ballweg and her colleagues Rep Gary Tauchen, Rep Lee Nerison, Rep Howard Marklein, and Rep Travis Tranel for their leadership on introducing AB 842, which will allow Wisconsin’s farmers and agribusinesses to utilize their Implements of Husbandry (IoH) during upcoming planting and harvesting seasons without fear of being ticketed by law enforcement.
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With the recent release of the Mercy for Animals video, dairy farmers across the country have been asking, “What is the best way to handle down cows?” The Dairy Business Association of Wisconsin and ANIMART, Inc. have teamed up and have been proactively answering this question. Both organizations are getting essential down cow management information out to farmers; something no one else in the industry has done.
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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.


COW-A-BUNGA! Student Artwork Gallery

cowthumb.jpgStudents in the Stevens Point Area Public School District had a mooooo-ving experience in art class recently. Their art teacher, Mrs. Pam Somers, showed her third and fourth grade classes how to draw a cow's face, then allowed her students to make their own color choices as they painted. They created a rainbow barnyard that really livened up the hallways and brought a smile to everyone's face at McKinley and Washington Elementary Schools! And now DBA is excited to share the outstanding art with you as well! View the gallery here.


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
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