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The Value of the U.S. Border with Mexico
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USDA Reveals Scope of First DMC Payments
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Learn about our Disaster Benefits for Members
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What to Know about Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance

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 Dairy Cooperative Elects Officers, Sets Policy Directives

John Rettler of Neosho was re-elected president of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative during the cooperative’s seventh annual meeting held Feb. 22-23 in Onalaska. Other officers re-elected were Brian Wozniak of Stanley as vice president, Kathy Bauer of Faribault, Minn., as secretary and Rich Meyer of Unity as treasurer. Two new faces joined the cooperative board of directors: Dan Vandertie succeeds Randy Geiger of Reedsville and will serve as director for District 2. Jean Reisinger from Spring Green succeeds Ken Wunderlin of Livingston and will represent District 5.

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FarmFirst Urges Immediate Action on Dairy Imitators

“FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative has been engaged on this issue for years. Now is the time for clarity to be brought to the dairy case. Consumers want transparency in the food and the products they buy more than ever before. We commend Senator Baldwin for her efforts to hold the FDA accountable. Clear and accurate food labels is something that consumers deserve, as well as dairy farmers receiving recognition for their hard work and dedication in producing such a wholesome, quality product,” says Jeff Lyon, General Manager of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative.

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FarmFirst Opposes Closing the U.S. Border with Mexico

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is adamantly opposed to the Trump administration’s proposal to close the U.S. southern border with Mexico. “Mexico is our largest export customer, and for the U.S. dairy industry, that accounts for $1.4 billion in product sales. Closing the border with Mexico will leave a devastating impact on dairy farmers across the U.S., a relationship that was painstakingly built over the past several years by industry organizations,” says Jeff Lyon, FarmFirst General Manager. 

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