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FarmFirst Applauds Introduction of Dairy Pride Act in the House

This week, the Dairy Pride Act (H.R. 1462), which requires FDA to follow its own regulations which consider any non-dairy products labelled using dairy terms to be misbranded, was introduced in the House. Representatives John Joyce (R-PA) and Ann Kuster (D-NH) are the lead sponsors of the House bill, which currently has 19 cosponsors, including …

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FarmFirst Applauds Reintroduction of the DAIRY PRIDE Act

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the reintroduction of the DAIRY PRIDE Act today, by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), James Risch (R-ID), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Peter Welch (D-VT).  The DAIRY PRIDE Act would bring clarity to food labeling as it impacts imitation products of dairy foods including milk, yogurt and cheese while ultimately helping consumers make …

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Deadline Approaching for FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Scholarships, Due by March 31

The deadline for FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarships for 2023 is fast approaching and membership youth pursuing a post-secondary education are encouraged to apply. The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2023. “Education has always been a cornerstone in the foundation of this cooperative, and FarmFirst is proud to support so many of our membership youth …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Welcomes New Faces to Member Services Team

Zeleske, Hodgson Retire as Grzywinski, Walker Join FarmFirst as Field Representatives FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative welcomes two new faces to its Member Services division as two long-time staff members look forward to retirement. Barb Grzywinski joined the cooperative staff as a Member Services Field Representative on January 30. She is based out of Fond du Lac …

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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 11th annual meeting held on February 11, 2023. Steve Brock of Daggett, Mich. was re-elected vice-president, Stephanie Hughes of Pittsville, Wis. was elected secretary, and Bob Dietzel of East Dubuque, Ill. was re-elected treasurer. Newly elected …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Celebrates 11th Annual Meeting with ‘Members Make the Difference’

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative members and delegates gathered at the cooperative’s 11th annual meeting on February 10-11, 2023 in Stevens Point, Wis. The event highlighted important industry topics, including sustainability initiatives by farmers and processors, state legislative budget issues relevant to agriculture, the cooperative’s resolution session and a member panel featuring impactful leaders within the organization. …

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FarmFirst Applauds School Meal Proposal Keeping Low-Fat Milk in Schools, Seeks More Dairy Options

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the proposed updates by USDA to school meal nutrition standards, particularly for USDA’s plans to maintain low-fat milk for students. “The presence of low-fat flavored milk in schools is important to the investment in the health and success of students, meaning that the youngest generation of learners is being offered options …

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All Dairy Farmers Invited to Attend FarmFirst Workshop Series

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative welcomes dairy farmers to attend the cooperative’s Producer Discovery Workshop series as part of its 2023 Annual Meeting taking place on Friday, February 10, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wis. ‘Members Make the Difference’ is the cooperative’s 2023 Annual Meeting theme, which showcases the vital …

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2023 DMC Enrollment Deadline Extended to January 31

Madison, Wis. [December 8, 2022] – The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that it has extended the enrollment and coverage election period for 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) to Jan. 31, 2023. The program’s previous deadline was Dec. 9, 2022. This safety net program offers margin protection to farmers when the difference between …

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FarmFirst Encourages Members to Attend Virtual Policy Session Set for Dec. 13

Madison, Wis. [November 30, 2022] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative encourages members to sign up for its first-ever Virtual Policy Session set for Tuesday, December 13. Members eager to learn more about policy initiatives and discuss potential legislative reforms are encouraged to attend this virtual session. “Policy reform is a foundational piece to FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative. …

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