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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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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Approves of Katherine Tai’s Confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of the Senate’s confirmation of Katherine Tai as the new United States Trade Representative. “FarmFirst applauds Katherine Tai being recently confirmed as the new U.S. Trade Representative,” says Jeff Lyon, FarmFirst General Manager. “Tai’s experience and attention to detail on specific trade provisions will prove to be valuable as the U.S. …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Board Elects Officers

John Rettler of Neosho, Wis. was re-elected as president of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative at a recent FarmFirst board meeting following the cooperative’s ninth annual meeting, held virtually on February 12, 2021. Other officers re-elected were Steve Brock of Daggett, Mich. as vice-president, Kathy Bauer of Faribault, Minn. as secretary, and Wayne Gajewski of Athens, Wis. …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Scholarships Available,
Due by March 31

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarships for 2021 are once again available to membership youth pursuing a post-secondary education. The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2021. “Education is a cornerstone in the foundation of this cooperative,” says John Rettler, president of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative. “The cooperative remains committed to supporting our membership youth and their future. …

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FarmFirst Statement on the Confirmation of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the confirmation of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. “It is a welcoming sight to see the familiar face of Tom Vilsack returning to the helm of USDA. His prior experience serving as Secretary of Agriculture in addition to his leadership at the U.S. Dairy Export Council make him the ideal …

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A Message of Resiliency, Perseverance Received at FarmFirst Virtual Meeting

Resiliency and perseverance was the message that FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative President John Rettler delivered in his remarks to delegates during the cooperative’s virtual annual meeting held on Friday, February 12. “This past year, businesses closed their doors. Restaurants, bars, and schools closed to prevent the spread, but we still kept plugging away, keeping up on …

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