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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.

Farmers React to the Final Spending Bill

Not every issue important to farmers got a seat on the bus yesterday. The continents of the omnibus spending bill completed last night supports a repeal of country-of-origin labeling (COOL), modifies the dietary guidelines, and allocates a significant amount of money to agriculture research and food safety. Great news, except the broad sweeping $1.1 trillion spending package lacks the riders that would prevent state GMO-labeling laws and block the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule.

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COOL Repeal, Section 179 Deductions Part of Big Budget Bill

News is leaking out that Congress will repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for muscle cuts of meats and make permanent Section 179 depreciation expensing deductions. The provisions are included in the omnibus spending bill that is being rushed through Congress to avoid a Christmas government shut down.

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McDonald's is Embracing Butter

McDonald's has some good news for dairy farmers and bad news for the lactose intolerant. The chain is changing the way it cooks items with English muffins (which are in its popular McMuffin line), biscuits and bagels to include real butter. 

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