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June 2024 MilkLine Newsletter

June is here, and we all know what that means: June Dairy Month! What began in 1937 as a means for grocer organizations to promote milk consumption during the summer months has evolved into a celebration that honors dairy farmers and the entire dairy industry for their dedication to producing the nutritious dairy foods we […]

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May 2024 MilkLine Newsletter

Change is inevitable, and there is no opportunity for growth and progress without it. FarmFirst’s board of directors have made some changes recently in the best interest of the cooperative. We are proud to announce the appointment of Mick Homb as our General Manager. With his extensive expertise and proven track record, Mick is set

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February 2024 MilkLine Newsletter

Over the past few decades, dairy farming has undergone significant transformations, driven by technological advancements and innovative management practices. Today’s young producers bring not only new methods but also a fresh perspective that is reshaping the industry. FarmFirst is fully committed to fostering opportunities for these young producers to enhance their skills as farm managers

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December 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

“Up on the housetop, reindeer pause, out jumps good old Santa Claus. Down through the chimney with lots of toys, all for the little ones Christmas joys.” But then, as Santa is getting ready to put presents under the tree, something catches the Jolly Old Elf’s eye. A carton of lab-grown milk and a platter

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November 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

I recently received a message through our FarmFirst Facebook page from a gentleman who simply wrote, “How do you help farmers?” I proceeded to write him back by explaining the services and policy advocacy that we provide to our members through our diverse cooperative. Later that day, I reflected on this a bit. It’s a

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October 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

On September 12, I had the opportunity to testify on your behalf at USDA’s national Federal Milk Marketing Order Pricing Formula hearing being held in Carmel, Indiana.  The hearing was called as the result of a petition submitted by the National Milk Producers Federation requesting changes to a number of provisions related to the milk

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September 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

The arrival of Labor Day not only signifies the transition of the seasons from summer to fall, but also the beginning of another school year.In recent years, there has been a growing debate surrounding the nutritional food and beverage choices offered to students in schools. One particular aspect that has gotten increased attention is the

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August 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

In the ever-changing world of dairy farming, we find ourselves in the midst of a perfect storm. We are under immense stress as we face a multitude of challenges that have seemed to come upon us all at once. From distressingly low milk prices due to oversupply, weak domestic and global demand, to drought conditions

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July 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

FarmFirst continued our resilient advocacy in the best interests of U.S. dairy farmers, by recently by making your case on the issue of dairy labeling. In late June, we submitted detailed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the FDA’s draft guidance document titled “Labeling of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives and Voluntary

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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!