FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative > Articles by: Julie Sweney

November 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we’re all set for our District Appreciation Dinners taking place in November and December. (If you haven’t made your reservations to attend a dinner near you that has yet to take place, do so today! You won’t want to miss out on this event with great food and …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Pleased with Announcement of FMMO Modernization Proposal

Madison, Wis. [October 25, 2022] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is pleased by the announcement made today by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) unanimously endorsing a proposal to modernize the Federal Milk Marketing Order milk-pricing system at its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. “Trying to modernize federal milk marketing orders is no small feat and …

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Reflections from World Dairy Expo

For 55 years now, World Dairy Expo has been recognized as where the global dairy industry meets, so it should be no surprise to witness the number and diversity of dairy farmers, scientists, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs that come together from all across the globe to celebrate dairy.Since its inception, FarmFirst has always been supportive and …

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October 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

For 55 years now, World Dairy Expo has been recognized as where the global dairy industry meets, so it should be no surprise to witness the number and diversity of dairy farmers, scientists, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs that come together from all across the globe to celebrate dairy.Since its inception, FarmFirst has always been supportive and …

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2023 DMC Sign Up Now Open; FarmFirst Encourages All Dairy Farmers to Enroll

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that enrollment for the 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is now open. FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative encourages all dairy farmers to participate in this important safety net program that continues to provide for dairy farmers across the U.S. when margins become tight. “The DMC program has been …

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September 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

It seems like only yesterday that we were busy planting and now we’re already in September.As we wrap up this summer season and prepare for fall harvest, I encourage you to take a few minutes to read and learn more about the leadership opportunities within FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative.Leadership OpportunitiesEvery fall, the cooperative has elections for …

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August 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

For those of us that live in the Midwest, its common knowledge to know what a cheese curd is – and that the squeakier the curd, the better it is. And while appreciation for squeaky curds runs deep, the faces behind who produces them isn’t always well known.A recent campaign collaboration between Culver’s and Dairy …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Hosting Federal Webinar for Members

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is hosting an exclusive webinar on Thursday, August 11 at 12 noon for cooperative members to learn more and discuss the issues being discussed to modernize Federal Milk Marketing Orders. The webinar is being hosted in conjunction with the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), and registration is free. “The dairy industry has …

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July 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

Today’s dairy farmers have dramatically different scales of production, technological capabilities, and global pressures than they did generations ago. But in 1950, like today, industry leaders recognized the value of developing and educating young farmers, and the importance of meeting their needs when developing national policies.That’s why the farmer and cooperative leaders of the National …

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Testimony by Midwest Dairy Coalition: “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Dairy Provisions”

Chairman Scott, Ranking Member Thompson, and Members of the Committee- Thank you for holding this hearing to discuss important dairy policy issues in advance of the 2023 Farm Bill. I wanted to use this opportunity to introduce Committee members to the Midwest Dairy Coalition and inform you about the policy positions of the Coalition. The …

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