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FarmFirst Applauds U.S. Government’s Initiation of Second Dispute Panel Against Canada TRQs

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the announcement made by the Biden Administration to initiate a second dispute panel over Canada’s most recent actions to delay fulfilling its obligations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “I’m not surprised but disappointed in the Canadian government’s unwillingness to fulfill it obligations,” says Jeff Lyon, FarmFirst General Manager, “Canada’s tightly regulated …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Awards More Than $27,000 in Scholarships to Students

Nineteen students received the 2022 FarmFirst Scholarship Nineteen deserving individuals will receive $27,000 in scholarships from FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative this year. 2022 marks the tenth year the cooperative has been generously providing scholarships, for a grand total of 224 recipients totaling nearly $208,000. “FarmFirst has always held a strong belief that its important to invest …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Applauds USDA’s $250 Million to Support Innovative American-made Fertilizer

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today sharing its investment of $250 million to support independent, innovative and sustainable American fertilizer production to supply American farmers.“The past two years have revealed so much for how important our supply chains are for production agriculture, and how farmers rely …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Scholarships Available, Due March 31

Madison, Wis. [March 4, 2022] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarships for 2022 are once again available to membership youth pursuing a post-secondary education. The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2022. “The success of the dairy industry begins today with our youth. There is no greater investment into tomorrow than in supporting the children of …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Board Elects Officers

John Rettler of Neosho, Wis. was re-elected president of the FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative’s board of directors following the cooperative’s 10th annual meeting held on February 12, 2022. Other officers elected were Steve Brock of Daggett, Mich. to serve as vice-president, Kathy Bauer of Faribault, Minn. as secretary, and Bob Dietzel of East Dubuque, Ill. as …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Approves of Senate Introduction of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is elated by the recent introduction in the U.S. Senate of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. The bipartisan supported bill will help relieve congestion and other challenges being experienced at U.S. ports, which has negatively impacted nearly every corner of U.S. manufacturing. “Port challenges have continued to plague supply chains and have …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Welcomes Dairy Farmers to Attend Workshop Series

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative welcomes dairy farmers to attend the cooperative’s Producer Discovery Workshop series as part of its 2022 Annual Meeting taking place on Friday, February 11, 2022 at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Convention Center in Onalaska, Wis. “Welcoming all dairy farmers to our Producer Discovery Workshops allows for greater discussion to take place. …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Applauds House Passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Madison, Wis. [December 9, 2021] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the passage by the House of Representatives of the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA) with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 364-60. Unprecedented challenges have plagued supply chains affecting every corner of manufacturing in the U.S., while specifically costing the U.S. dairy industry …

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