Moosletter: September 2018

Moosletter: September 2018
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September 2018                                                                     Volume : 4 Issue: 9
calf management training resources postcard
Listen here: Nebraska Dairy Update - Putting up good quality silage
Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and direct payments to producers
A few key points that I will point out.
Sign up will begin September 4th through January 15th,   but the county offices have not been trained yet, go give them some time.
  • Payment rates are in the attachment for all commodities. Dairy is $.12 per cwt.
  • Dairy payments will be based on historical production reported for the Margin Protection Program (MPP)
  • If you have not been enrolled in MPP, there is a procedure for you to establish your historical production to qualify.
  • There are payment limitations as discussed in the attachment.
  • You can also apply for your corn that was certified for grain, not sileage,  along with soybeans, based on actual 2018 production…. Rates in the document,  but your 2018 harvest must be completed before you can qualify on the grain, but you still can apply and receive the dairy payment.
  • There will be a first payment at a 50% of production rate, and a second payment determined in the future based on market factors.
  • Initial signup can be completed on line at along with additional and the most current information as it is released.
Clark Discusses Drought Management and Extension Programming in Brazil
Kim Clark, Dairy Extension Educator, spent a week in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil the beginning of August to discuss drought management strategies for dairy producers and Extension programming to university faculty and administration, climate management staff, SEBRAE (a start-up company for small and micro businesses), FAEPE (community service education, research and extension support foundation), and others.  For more than seven years, this Brazillian state has been in a drought which has led to challenges to grow forages for dairies.  Brazil has a forage they call Palm Forage, which grows easily in drought conditions, that is 9% dry matter (91% water) and has a nutritional composition similar to distillers grains.  
Most noted during the trip to Brazil was their lack of Extension programming for dairy producers.  Faculty members at the University were impressed at the level of commitment and the partnerships in our Dairy Extension program in Nebraska.  In fact, faculty are in discussions to create an extension program with a model similar to our dairy extension model in Nebraska.  As dairy producers, you should be proud others are looking at our Extension based model.
group of veterinarians in brazil along with Kim Clark, Dairy Extension educator
Palm forage plants - spineless catcus in brazil
Inside of the palm forage plant used as a forage in dairies in brazil
NSDA Update
  • The Ag Leaders group continues to meet with state Senators monthly to discuss property tax reform.
  • H.R. 6417 - NSDA has submitted a request to Congressman Smith to become a co-sponsor or express support for the immigration reform bill.
  • 2019 NSDA Annual Convention is scheduled for February 26, 2019 in Columbus at the Ramada Hotel and ConfLowell Mueller, Nebraska dairy producer, networks during a socialerence Center.  Mark your calendars!
Dairy Ambassadors participate on agribusiness tours
By Dawn Klabenes, second year dairy ambassador
Ambassadors pose in front of the Midwest Labortories sign in Omaha, NebraskaLincoln, Nebr: On August 16th and 17th, three of the Nebraska Dairy Ambassadors ventured out on a tour of multiple agribusinesses along with the Corn and Soy Ambassadors. Throughout the two days, ambassadors visited agribusinesses ranging from Kawasaki all the way to the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. Ambassadors kicked off the agribusiness tours with a stop at  Jisa’s Cheese & Dairy where they got some hands-on experience with the cheese-making process. Continue reading
Jessi Sayers, Bailey Peterson and Dawn Klabenes pose for a picture 

In this Issue
  • Putting up good quality silage
  • Market Facilitation Program payments
  • Clark visits Brazil
  • NSDA Update
  • Dairy Ambassadors participate on agribusiness tours
Calendar of Events

November 9: Midwest Dairy Nebraska Division meeting, Lincoln, NE
November 17: Next Generation Dairy Producers tailgate, Lincoln, NE - watch your email for details.
Nebraska State Dairy Association logo
Rod Johnson, Exec. Director
Phone: (402) 853-2028
Are you an NSDA member? Click here for membership information.
Nebraska Extension logo
Kim Clark, Dairy Ext Educator
Phone: (402) 472-6065
Thank you to our sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors
Automated Dairy Specialists      Midwest Dairy Association     Nebraska Corn Board   
SoyBest/Grain States Soya, Inc.
Aschoff Construction    Enogen Feed    Farm Credit Services     Frontier Mills, Inc.   
Nebraska Vet Services     Nebraska Soybean Board    Nutrient Advisors
Ag Processing, Inc./Amino Plus    Bio-Resources Application Management, LLC    Cappel Sales, Inc.
Hiland Dairy Foods     Midwest Livestock Systems   Progressive Nutrition
Agri-King Nutrition, Inc.     Associated Milk Producers, Inc.    Balchem Corp    Central Dairy Supply     Central Confinement Services     Connor Agriscience     Dehaan, Grabs and Associates     Ecosyl Products, Inc.     Elanco     Heartland Builders Co.       IDEXX     LG Pumping, LLC    Legend Seeds   
Nebraska Dairy Systems      Peterson Ag Systems, Inc.    Select Sires         USDA/NASS
Agropur   CMP Dairy Consulting     Custom Feed Service    Dairy Farmers of America     Dean Foods    
LALA Brands   Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation    Nebraska Cattleman
Nebraska Public Power District   RABO AgriFinance   Settje Agri Service    XFE Products
Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska    Bills Volume Sales       Central Plains Dairy Expo Eurofins     Jisa Farmstead Cheese      Nebraska Department of Agriculture       Nebraska Department of Economic Development        Northeast Community College       West Point Dairy Products   
Nebraska State Dairy Association Mission: The purpose of the Nebraska State Dairy Association is for the promotion of dairy interests in the state of Nebraska.


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