USDA livestock disaster assistance deadline is January 30
Requests for financial assistance under the federal livestock disaster programs must be submitted to USDA by Friday, January 30. Applications for losses sustained between October 1, 2011, and December 31, 2014, under the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program should be filed at local Farm Service Agency offices. For more information, visit

Grassroots on display in Resolutions process
DFA's farmer-leaders provide strength and influence in the dairy industry and the Cooperative's policy on a daily basis. Read a DFA Leader blog from Board member, Jerrel Heatwole, on how being a leader in public policy efforts can make lasting, positive impacts on DFA's members.

Annual health insurance open enrollment to close in February
The annual health insurance open enrollment period will close on February 15. DFA Insurance, provided by Agri-Services Agency, offers a variety of health insurance options for members who are seeking coverage. For more information about health insurance, members can visit the DFA Insurance website or call the service center at 1-877-358-9523.

January MEMBERUpdate
A new year brings new opportunities and challenges. Read what 2015 has in store for DFA in this month’s edition of MEMBERUpdate, located under the Resources tab.

Order by January 31 for discounts on silage storage products
DFA Farm Supplies has the silage storage products you need when you need them. Order by January 31, 2015, to receive early order discounts on high-quality silage inoculants, bags and covers from leading manufacturers. Orders will be delivered in-season and payment will be due upon delivery. Early payment is also available. For more information, click here.

Members-only classifieds website launches
You can now connect with fellow members to buy and sell goods and services through DFA’s classified website. The website allows you to create your own classified postings and shop by category and Area. Postings can include a photo and will remain on the site for 30 days, after which you can reactivate your posting or it will automatically be removed. To access the site and create an account, click on the link below.
DFA Classifieds Website