News & Issues

Cows-eating

"Dairy farmers must work together
to address issues facing us and
protect the future of our industry."

Joe Miley, ODPA chair
&
dairy farmer from Wayne Co.

Building a Stronger Dairy Industry

ODPA is a united group of dairy producers 
who share a genuine concern for the 
future of their farms and their industry.

Thank You to Our 2017 Supporters!

Free Environmental Resources for Farmers

LEAP is a voluntary program to help Ohio's livestock farms protect the land, air and water on and around their farms. The program is now available online at ohleap.org.
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Dairy Farmer Advocacy Update

What has ODPA been doing on your behalf in 2017?
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Ohio Congressmen Sign Letter to Trump Re: Canada's Dairy Policies

ODPA encouraged Congress to sign a letter to President Trump urging him to insist that Canada comply with its dairy trade commitments.
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LEAP Program is Now Available Online

LEAP is a voluntary program to help Ohio's livestock farms protect the land, air and water on and around their farms. The program is now available online at ohleap.org.
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ODPA Spring Membership Meeting Recap

Farmers from across the state attended the free ODPA meeting on April 6, 2017. Attendees heard from experts and key influencers on important topics impacting dairy farmers.
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ODPA Elects Officers for 2017

The Board of Directors for the Ohio Dairy Producers Association recently elected their 2017 officers.
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ODPA Fall Meeting Recap

Farmers from across the state gathered to hear detailed insights and participate in a conversation about one of the biggest areas of concern we are dealing with - water quality and nutrient management, the algal bloom on Lake Erie and the pressure we are receiving from concerned consumers.
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ODPA Spring Meeting Recap

Dairy farmers from across the state attended the 2016 ODPA Spring Meeting to hear from Domino's Chief Marketing Offi­cer Joe Jordan about their success in partnering with your dairy promotion program, how dairy and pizza are intertwined, and how we have and must continue working together to grow dairy sales.
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Updated Milk & Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual

Additions to the 2016 version include a section on avoiding potential residue violations from extra-label drug use in an unapproved class of cattle, cephalosporin extra-label use prohibitions, as well as an updated drug and test kit list.
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Senate Bill 1 Passes

Senate Bill 1 was approved by both the House and Senate last week. ODPA leadership was involved in many discussions with legislators, agency directors and the Governor's office about the new regulations and the importance of a reasonable compliance schedule for farmers.
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ODPA Supports Efforts to Address Water Quality

ODPA Supports Efforts to Address Water Quality

ODPA is pleased to have been involved in the development of Senate Bill 1, legislation to enhance water quality in Ohio.
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Pricing & Risk Management Workshops

Pricing & Risk Management Workshops

ODPA hosted two milk pricing/risk management strategy workshops to help dairy farmers make a decision about enrolling in the Dairy Margin Protection Program.
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Milk House Chats

Milk House Chats

ODPA hosted dairy "milk house chats" and dairy farm tours to educate Ohio's elected officials about dairy farming and manure management.
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Generating Support for ODPA PAC

Election season is upon us. Ohio's dairy farmers have a great opportunity to weigh in on issues affecting our farms and rural communities by individually contributing and collectively raising funds to support candidates that support Ohio's dairy farm families.
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Biosecurity Tips to Prevent Spread of PEDv

PEDv is a virus that is having devastating consequences on swine producers in Ohio. Because many farms have swine and dairy on the same farm, it is imperative to practice good biosecurity
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Ohio Beef Checkoff Referendum Passes

The Beef Marketing Program Referendum, seeking to increase the state checkoff on cattle from $1 to $2, received enough favorable votes to pass.
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AAP Policy on Raw Milk

Medical Group Endorses Ban and Stronger Regulations on Sale and Consumption of Raw Milk
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HR Legal Seminar

HR Legal Seminar

Register now for "Managing Your Dairy Farm Workforce for Success," a human resource legal seminar on Tuesday, December 10th at the Shisler Conference Center in Wooster.
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Fall Meetings Discuss Manure Management

Fall Meetings Discuss Manure Management

Dairy farmers from around the state recently attended two ODPA meetings to learn about Senate Bill 150 and how it may impact farmers.
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Top 5 Technology Tips

Energy audits help producers to identify how energy is being used on their farms and recommends energy saving technologies.
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