Serving dairy farmers across the Midwest
Call to Action: Support Shipping Legislation
With the picture clear that shipping and ports related challenges impacting our dairy exports will remain for some time, we’re asking members to voice your support for passage in the Senate of legislation that would help alleviate the problem by addressing bottlenecks and discriminatory shipping practices.
Sending a note to your two senators is easy by visiting www.FarmFirstDairyCooperative.com to ask for co-sponsorship and their support of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, (S. 3580), recently introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Thune (R-SD). The bill would help alleviate delays and disruptions at U.S. ports that have been a critical weak link in the export supply chain.
The bill requires ocean carriers to certify that all fees comply with Federal Maritime Commission guidelines. The bill also prohibits ocean carriers from unreasonably declining opportunities for U.S. exports and improves transparency into carrier practices, helping assure that ag exports, such as U.S. dairy products, move offshore.
Please voice your support for the bill.
Real Risk Management Options for Dairy Farmers
There are many things about the dairy industry that we are unable to control or find sound answers to. However, there are things we can manage effectively with a sound plan. Dairy producers with a sound risk management plan in 2020 were ready for the ride. How do can producers prepare for the years to come? Contact ARM Services to learn more about their strategy to serve you.
Milk Income Loss Benefits for Every Member
When disaster strikes and your farm suffers a loss of milk income, FarmFirst may be able to help. Members are eligible to receive financial assistance for a variety of situations covered by the cooperative’s self-funded disaster benefits program. To learn more, visit our ‘Milk Income Loss Program’ webpage.
Family Dairies USA
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.
Fox Valley Quality Control Lab
Located in the heart of Fox Valley, our lab specializes in milk and water lab testing for patrons across the Midwest. We are dedicated to quality service, backed by efficient testing and accurate results. Our new lab location is conveniently located just a few miles off of highway 41 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, making it easily accessible for sample drop-offs.