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FarmFirst Advocates for Overweight Transport Permits for Fluid Milk

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative General Manager, Jeff Lyon, provided written testimony to the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Transportation and Local Government in support of Senate Bill 431, a  bill that would  grant the state Department of Transportation the authority to issue annual or consecutive month permits, allowing the transport of fluid milk and other milk byproducts …

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FarmFirst Advocates for Modest Increases in Make Allowances at FMMO Hearing

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative General Manager, Jeff Lyon, testified this morning at the national Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) hearing in Carmel, Indiana and shed light on the critical issues concerning “make allowances” in the dairy industry, with particular emphasis on the challenges faced by producers and processors alike. One of the central points in Lyon’s …

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FarmFirst Provides Insight at Farm Bill Listening Session

The Dairy Margin Coverage program and other Risk Management Agency tools were dramatically improved in the 2018 Farm Bill and should be maintained.  It’s important that dairy producers continue to have access to the combination of safety net and risk management tools.  FarmFirst supports updating the production history calculation to better reflect current on-farm production …

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FarmFirst Endorses Dairy Business Innovation Act

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, along with other members of the Midwest Dairy Coalition, endorsed the Dairy Business Innovation Act of 2023 that was introduced today by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). This bill would increase the funding authorization for the Dairy Business Innovation Act, which supports dairy businesses in the development, production, marketing, …

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FarmFirst Submits Comments to FDA on Dairy Labeling Guidance

Looking out for the best interests of U.S. dairy farmers and consumers, FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative has submitted detailed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on a guidance document on dairy labeling. The cooperative urged the enforcement of current dairy labeling regulations and requiring clear labeling differentiating real dairy products from imitations and substitutes.On …

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FarmFirst Applauds Introduction of Dairy Farm Resiliency Act

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the introduction of the Dairy Farm Resiliency Act today to make changes to the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. This bipartisan supported bill would require USDA to update the production history calculation in the program every five years, and to be based on the producer’s highest production year out of the …

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FarmFirst Applauds Recommendations on DMC Program Updates in Farm Bill

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Tina Smith (D-MN) for a letter they sent yesterday to the Senate Committee on Agriculture urging consideration for updates to the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program in the 2023 Farm Bill. The DMC Program is a safety net program for dairy farmers, which …

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FarmFirst Awards $18,000 in Scholarships

Seventeen students will receive a total of $18,000 in scholarships from FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative this year. 2023 marks the eleventh year the cooperative has been providing scholarships, for a grand total of 241 recipients totaling $226,000. “FarmFirst has always believed in the importance of investing in and supporting the education of the future generation. Education …

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