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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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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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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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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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June 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

There seems to be enough supply chain problems facing the United States without adding a recall from a major U.S. manufacturer of baby formula into the mix.In mid-February, Abbot Nutrition announced a voluntary recall on one variation of their baby formula products manufactured in their Sturgis, Michigan facility. The plant was immediately shut down due …

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May 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

As we welcome the month of May, I am hopeful that spring-like weather will finally arrive and stay for good. But I know that the days will pass by quickly, and before we know it, we’re into June, when dairy promotional events are taking place across the Midwest, giving dairy famers the opportunity to share …

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April 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

In 2021, dairy product exports totaled 17.3 percent of U.S. total milk solids production, a record for the U.S. dairy industry. Coupled with imports at 3.2 percent of U.S. total milk solids production and you have the largest positive trade balance ever for dairy. For just over 20 years we have seen a significant increase …

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March 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

As I prepared my president’s address for the 2022 Annual Meeting, it occurred to me that it had been two full years since our members had gathered for this annual event. Two years might not seem like much time depending on your perspective, but when looking back, those two years were FULL. Full of uncertainty, …

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February 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

A year ago, we were asked by a dairy publication for our response to the question, “In a word, what’s the mood as 2021 gets under way?” Our response was “Uncertainty.” To answer this same question a year later, we would still include ‘uncertain’ along with ‘optimism’ and ‘concern.’As we move into 2022, farmers are …

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Subscribe to our E-newsletter

FarmFirst keeps members and industry partners connected on top industry news through our weekly e-newsletter. Sent every Friday, our weekly digest features the latest cooperative news, program deadlines and updates on policies important to our members and our advocacy work. Special alerts and contests are also sent using our e-newsletter platform. Don’t miss out – sign up today!