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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.

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Drinking non-cow milk linked to shorter kids, study suggests

Children who drink dairy alternatives like soy, almond or rice milks are slightly shorter than their peers who drink cow's milk, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that each daily cup of non-cow's milk consumed was associated with 0.4 centimeters (0.15 inches) lower height than average for a child's age. 

"We found that children who are consuming non-cow's milk like rice, almond and soy milk tended to be a little bit shorter than children who consumed cow's milk," said Dr. Jonathon Maguire, the study's lead author and a pediatrician and researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. "For example, a 3-year-old child consumi

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Let's Grow Our Social License to Farm

Even though many of our farms have been in our communities for generations, that doesn't mean we can have a "we were here first" attitude. Quite to the contrary, neighbor relations should be at the forefront of every dairy farm business, large or small, because good deeds done today can pay dividends for years to come. 

While many of us have generations of dairy expertise, we don’t know everything. “Surround yourself with people that will challenge you,” stated a third attorney, who reminded audience members that smart, well-spoken advisers will improve your business.

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US Dairy Lobby Submits Its Demands for NAFTA

he US dairy industry has submitted its demands for the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA, pushing for freer trade in dairy overall and more specifically for a reversal of new Canadian rules on milk-derived products.

These requests came in a letter submitted to the US government this week as it collects input from industry while preparing American negotiating positions for NAFTA talks, scheduled to start in August.

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