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May 2021 MilkLine Newsletter

We learned a lot of things during the pandemic and for many of us it was the need for high-speed internet to conduct business, go to school, and to see and visit with family and friends. Improving rural broadband has been a topic of discussion for far too long among policymakers, but it was this …

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April 2021 MilkLine Newsletter

Spring is in the air and warmer, sunnier days are ahead. It is the beginning of a new chapter with this spring season, and I can confidently say we are all ready for it.The new season means a new opportunity to grow the best crop to provide the best diet for your herd of cattle …

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March 2021 MilkLine Newsletter

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we sometimes forget to recognize the good work being done. This is particularly true when it comes to dairy farmers’ dedication to producing quality milk.Recently, Hoard’s Dairyman published an article titled, ‘U.S. Milk Supply Gets Safer Every Year.’ The article’s author, Hoard’s Managing Editor Corey Geiger, …

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February 2021 MilkLine Newsletter

A few weeks ago FarmFirst staff was asked by a dairy magazine writer “In a word, what’s the mood as 2021 gets under way?” Our response, “Uncertainty.”Uncertainty can be uncomfortable and challenging, yet these circumstances often lead us to grow the most. Uncertainty also challenges us to dig deeper for solutions when new issues arise, …

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January 2021 MilkLine Newsletter

A new year is always a source for optimism and hope that next 365 days are going to be better than the last. After last year, many of us are saying “how can 2021 be any worse?” with all the trials and tribulations we faced in 2020.

December 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

December 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

The holidays are upon us, and while this year has been anything but normal, it is still important to celebrate this special season. It is a time to reflect on all that we are most grateful for and honor annual holiday traditions the best that we can, given the circumstances.

November 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

November 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

Like many of you, over the past several weeks I have been spending many hours in a tractor seat. These weeks are long, but if you recall, last year was much more challenging and tedious in getting crops out of the field and wrapped up for winter. We were still combining in December! I am …

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October 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

October 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

Farmers in Newhall, Iowa weren’t very familiar with the term ‘derecho’ and what kind of impact it could have on their dairy farming operations. However, on what was seemingly a typical August day, a few dairy farmers quickly realized the power and fury of a ‘derecho’ as their farms experienced unprecedented damage from the summer …

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September 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

September 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

All the FarmFirst staff are surely going to miss the opportunity to visit with all the FarmFirst members and Family Dairies USA patrons that attend World Dairy Expo and stop by our booth each year. World Dairy Expo is always a great time to recap what happened over the spring and summer and discuss what …

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August 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

August 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

One of the most interesting things I have observed during this pandemic is how so many consumers returned to the basics. Their decision was not always a personal choice or desire, but perhaps out of necessity. Take bread, for example. Not only were shelves cleared out during the panic buying that ensued when states issued …

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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!