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"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!

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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Funds Available for Farmers in Western Lake Erie Basin

Financial assistance is available for Ohio livestock farmers to install nutrient management practices that allow for proper storage, timing, and placement of nutrients that will help livestock producers comply with Ohio’s new nutrient management laws.
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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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ODPA Elects Officers for 2016

The Board of Directors for the Ohio Dairy Producers Association recently elected their 2016 officers.
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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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New Manure Application Law for the Western Lake Erie Basin

Ohio's new manure application law will impact how you farm. Are you ready? Attend one of five free meetings July 20-24, 2015 from 9:30 am - noon to find out how Ohio’s new manure application law for the Western Lake Erie Basin will impact you and if you qualify for temporary exemption. Register by July 17, 2015
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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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Water Quality Legislation

ODPA has been testifying and providing input on behalf of Ohio's dairy farmers to ensure that new regulations are practical and financially feasible to implement.
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ODPA Elects Officers for 2015

The Board of Directors for the Ohio Dairy Producers Association recently elected their 2015 officers. Officers are:
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Scholarships Available for Agriculture Students

ODPA is pleased to provide information on the following academic scholarships for students who are pursuing careers in dairy or agriculture. Please feel free to share with those who may be interested.
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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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Fall Meetings Nov. 5 & 6

Dairy farmers have until Nov. 28 to enroll in the Dairy Margin Protection Program. Are YOU prepared to make a decision? Register NOW to attend ODPA's fall meetings on Nov. 5 or Nov. 6 to help you make a decision.
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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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Manure Science Review

The Manure Science Review is set for Aug. 14 in Wayne Co.and will feature new methods and technologies for handling, storing and applying manure.
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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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Vote for the Ohio Beef Checkoff

The Ohio Dairy Producers Association Board of Directors recognize the importance of the Beef Checkoff program to dairy farmers, and we encourage you to vote in favor of the referendum.
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Survey Checks Herd Health

Dairy farmers are encouraged to answer their telephones in January 2014 when representatives from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service will contact selected dairy farmers in 18 states, including Ohio.
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Why the Beef Checkoff Matters to Dairy Farmers

The Ohio Cattlemen's Association has initiated a referendum that would increase Ohio's Beef Checkoff from $1 to $2 per head. This means that anyone who markets cattle in Ohio would pay two dollars for each animal sold.
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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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Scarpitti to Speak at ODPA Meetings

Scarpitti to Speak at ODPA Meetings

Attend ODPA fall meetings, Nov. 6 & 7 for a visually engaging demonstration of a practical approach to managing manure.
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ODPA Fall Meetings

Do you know how Senate Bill 150 will impact your dairy farm? If not, you need to be at an ODPA Fall Meeting!
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Sharp Family Dairy Recognized

Sharp Family Dairy Recognized

Sharp Family Dairy received the 2013 Environmental Stewardship Award at the Ohio Livestock Coalition’s (OLC) 16th Annual Meeting and Symposium.
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