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Established in 1971, Family Dairies USA has earned its reputation in the Midwest as being the premier dairy cooperative for delivering its supply of milk to markets in the surrounding area. Family Dairies ability to market its milk to a number of unique quality plants allows it to ship to all four classes of milk! This flexibility allows Family Dairies USA to provide a strong consistent pay price to its patrons.

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Deadline Approaching for FarmFirst Members to Submit Nominations for Leadership Roles

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is seeking nominations from interested members to serve in various leadership roles, including serving as a delegate, a member of the Districting and Resolutions Committee and on the Board of Directors. The deadline is quickly approaching as nominations will be accepted until October 1st. 

embers can submit nominations on the FarmFirst website ( or by contacting the FarmFirst office (608-244-3373). A complete list of members nominated for election will be included in the cooperative’s website and in the October MilkLine newsletter. Elected delegates will participate in the cooperative’s annual meeting, February 12-13, 2021 and have the responsibility of approving the cooperative’s public policy for the upcoming year.

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FarmFirst Joins Industry Leaders in AgTalks Town Hall

Opportunities and barriers for Wisconsin dairy exports were the focus of a recent AgTalks town hall. A growing middle class in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa provides opportunities for Wisconsin dairy exports. At the same time there are barriers such as geographical indications and trade agreements, said panelists representing the dairy industry.

“The opportunity is huge,” said Mulhern about U.S. dairy exports. “We’re among the most efficient milk-producing countries in the world and we have a strong processing industry. What we need to compete are trade agreements that level the playing field. There are so many barriers around the world. And until we have a level playing field, the European Union and New Zealand will generally have better tariff advantages. We don’t need any special advantages; we just need a level playing field.

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FarmFirst Awards 27 Scholarships to Students

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is proud to award $21,000 in scholarships to 27 deserving individuals for this year. Since 2013, FarmFirst has been generously providing scholarships to 192 individuals, awarding more than $166,000 throughout the past eight years.

“This is truly an outstanding scholarship program, made possibly by the commitment of members and board leaders throughout the years to support the future endeavors of our youngest generation involved in agriculture,” says Julie Sweney, Director of Communications & Marketing for FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative. “As students pursue and build their careers, they know that FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is supporting them.”

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