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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 In late June, we submitted detailed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the FDA’s draft guidance document titled “Labeling of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives and Voluntary …

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June 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

June marks the beginning of summer, with warmer temperatures, more hours of daylight, kids home from school, and the smell of fresh cut hay. It is also a special time of year for the dairy industry, as we celebrate June Dairy Month. June Dairy Month was first established as National Milk Month in 1937 by …

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May 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

There was no shortage of critical agricultural issues to discuss at Cooperative Network’s Wisconsin Coop Day at the Capitol held on April 18.FarmFirst member Abby Swan from Westfield and I joined cooperative representatives from the dairy and farm supply sector, mutual insurance companies, health care, credit unions, and electricity generation to meet with legislative leaders. …

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April 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

Recently, I was in Washington D.C. attending the National Milk Producers Federation board of directors meeting where we took action on several issues and received various reports from NMPF staff which included the 2023 Farm Bill and the Dairy Pride Act. While I was there, I had the opportunity to meet with Senator Amy Klobuchar …

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March 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

Surely, a lot has changed over the past several years, but certainly a lot has changed in the past year too. I believe that I’ve always been aware of my surroundings and how things change. Yet, I feel that we are in unprecedented times, and it makes me appreciate what I once took for granted.For …

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February 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

As the 118th Congress begins to tackle their legislative agenda, FarmFirst asked our advocacy partners for their views on the year ahead for dairy policy including the 2023 Farm Bill. Read the responses below from Paul Bleiberg, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the National Milk Producers Federation, and Steve Etka, Executive Director and …

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January 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

When it comes to the word ‘sustainability,’ it means something different to everyone depending on their background, stage in life and their priorities. The word is most often affiliated with the environment and climate smart initiatives, but the word sustainability is also used when referring to business decisions and ensuring an organization thrives today and …

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December 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

It’s this time of year that always brings out more joy and happiness in people.Somehow, these cold, dark days of December become filled with laughter and holiday cheer against a backdrop of glowing festive lights, evergreen trees and table spreads filled with special treats. We visit with family and friends while attending more parties and …

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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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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!