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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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July 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

July 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

On March 10, I flew to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Milk Producers Federation Board of Directors meeting and do my normal lobbying after the meeting to discuss dairy issues with Congressional members from the Upper Midwest. When I first got to D.C., the coronavirus was just starting to become a concern to the …

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June 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

June 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

This is one of my favorite quotes from the beloved Harry Potter book series, and its sentiment is particularly true during these current times. I’m sure there’s a group of people in this world that have found a great amount of happiness from social distancing and being able to stay home with their family. To …

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May 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

May 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

Plain and simple, COVID-19 has more than upset the apple cart of supply and demand in dairy markets,it has chopped the whole orchard down. Videos of milk being dumped and vegetables being plowed under leave us in agriculture speechless. We know the work, long-term plans and coordinated effort that is required to produce the food …

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April 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

April 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

For as long as I have been working for and advocating for farmers, I’ve heard this so many times and while I’ve always agreed and appreciated your hard work, I generally shrugged my shoulders because Americans have enjoyed an abundant supply of high- quality, nutritious, convenient, safe and – let’s not forget, tasty – food. …

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March 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

March 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

In preparing my remarks for the 2020 Annual Meeting a few weeks ago, I looked back on the past year within the cooperative and realized that while there were several challenges in 2019, there were also ample opportunities.

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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!