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Back to School: Innovative Solutions Prove Dairy Is Essential to Students

By Julie Sweney, Director of Communications at FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Summer is officially in the rearview mirror, and teachers and kids are back in school. For some, the feeling of being back in the classroom is nearly electric – especially after the turbulent year that was 2020 thanks to COVID-19.As students take their seats and …

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FarmFirst Approves of Latest Announcement for Dairy Farmers from the USDA

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of USDA’s recent announcement regarding improvements to the Dairy Margin Coverage Program in addition to the news of the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program. The following is a statement by FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative President, John Rettler, dairy farmer, Neosho, WI: “FarmFirst applauds the recent announcement by the USDA to improve the …

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FarmFirst Approves of Latest Pandemic Assistance Focused on Producers

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of the additional aid that was announced today by Secretary Vilsack for agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. The following is a statement by FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative President, John Rettler, dairy farmer, Neosho, WI: “FarmFirst appreciates USDA’s commitment to support agricultural producers and …

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FarmFirst Applauds USMCA Dispute Settlement Case

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the initiative that U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai has taken to proceed with a dispute proceeding over Canada’s administration of dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs) under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Canada continues to thwart their trade commitments as outlined in the USMCA. Industry leaders from USDEC and NMPF have continued to …

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FarmFirst Awards More Than $14,000 in Scholarships to Students

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is proud to award $14,250 in scholarships to 13 deserving individuals this year. Over the past nine years, FarmFirst has generously provided scholarships to 205 individuals, awarding more than $180,000. “Our scholarship program is one of many ways FarmFirst gives back to our members and their families,” says Jeff Lyon, General Manager …

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FarmFirst Applauds Reintroduction of the DAIRY PRIDE Act

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the reintroduction of the DAIRY PRIDE Act today, thanks to the efforts of Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and James Risch (R-ID) and Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Mike Simpson (R-ID). The DAIRY PRIDE Act would bring clarity to food labeling as it impacts imitation products of dairy foods including milk, yogurt …

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FarmFirst NR 151 EIA Comments

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative submitted comments to the DNR on their proposed rule and Economic Impact Analysis regarding NR 151. FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, based in Madison, Wisconsin provides milk marketing opportunities through our Family Dairies USA division, milk test verification services for members shipping milk to proprietary milk processors, and milk testing for dairy processors and …

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FarmFirst Sets 2021 Policy Priorities

At its March board meeting, the FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Board of Directors reviewed approved policies and identified this year’s top priorities: “Through our advocacy efforts over the years, FarmFirst has an established reputation in Washington, D.C. for representing dairy farmers in the Midwest. Working in stride with our industry partners ensures we get the message …

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