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Introducing FarmFirst's New Leadership Program
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What to Know About the Dairy Margin Coverage Program
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It's always been about dairy producers and their cows.  
As it should be.

Established in 2013, FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative was created out of a deep dairy heritage that always put members first. Today, that farmer focus remains. Whether it's verifying test results, offering leadership opportunities or keeping you up-to-date on legislative issues, FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative works hard to provide quality service, fair representation and timely information for its members. We're member-owned. Member-driven. Member-focused. Because at the end of a long, hard day, what matters most are the people that are standing by you, and your farm.

We're there. That's FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative.

FarmFirst Members Encouraged to Submit Nominations for Leadership Roles

Nominations are now open for several leadership positions within FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative including serving as a delegate, a member of the Districting and Resolutions Committee and on the Board of Directors. Nominations will be accepted until October 1st. Members can submit nominations on the FarmFirst website by clicking on the “Nominations” button, or by contacting the FarmFirst office. Elections will be held during the cooperative’s November District Meetings. A complete list of members nominated for election will be included in the cooperative’s website and in the October MilkLine newsletter.

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FarmFirst Appreciates Trade Aid for Farmers, Requests USMCA Passage

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of the improvements made to the latest trade mitigation package for farmers as details were shared regarding sign-up and distribution of the funds. “We greatly appreciate the work of USDA in maintaining a focus on our dairy farmers during this trying time of decreased exports,” says Jeff Lyon, general manager of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative. “The increased payment rate of 20 cents per hundredweight is an improvement from 12 cents, however, it still does not compare to the value lost by our dairy farmers due to the trade disputes."

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FarmFirst Commends USDA on Easing Cover Crop Harvest Rules

“This one-year adjustment will prove to be incredibly valuable to our farmers experiencing such a wet spring season,” says Brian Wozniak, dairy farmer from Stanley, Wis. and FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Vice-President. “As another management tool available to farmers, it is greatly appreciated. Many farmers will use this opportunity to replenish their feed inventory going into the winter season, and hopefully be prepared if we encounter another wet spring and slow start to next year’s planting season.”

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