News Releases

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative > News > News Releases

Deadline Approaching for FarmFirst Scholarships, Due by March 31

The deadline for FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarships for 2024 is fast approaching and membership youth pursuing a post-secondary education in any field of study are encouraged to apply. The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2024. “Education has always been a cornerstone in the foundation of this cooperative, and FarmFirst is proud to support our

Deadline Approaching for FarmFirst Scholarships, Due by March 31 Read More »

FarmFirst Board Elects Officers

District 3 Director John Rettler of Neosho, Wis. was re-elected president of the FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative’s board of directors following the cooperative’s 12th annual meeting held on February 10, 2024. District 1 Director Steve Brock of Daggett, Mich. was re-elected vice-president, District 5 Director Stephanie Hughes of Pittsville, Wis. was re-elected secretary, and District 6

FarmFirst Board Elects Officers Read More »

FarmFirst Celebrates 12th Annual Meeting

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative members and delegates gathered at the cooperative’s 12th annual meeting on February 9-10, 2024, in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. The event highlighted important industry topics, including the outlook for the industry in 2024, mental wellness on the farm, the cooperative’s resolution session and presentations by DMI and National Milk Producers Federation. The Producer

FarmFirst Celebrates 12th Annual Meeting Read More »

FarmFirst Announces 2024 Workshop Presenters

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative welcomes all dairy farmers to attend the cooperative’s Producer Discovery Workshop series as part of its 2024 Annual Meeting taking place on Friday, February 9, 2024, at the Wintergreen Conference Center and Clarion Suites in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Mission:  Possible’, which highlights the cooperative’s commitment

FarmFirst Announces 2024 Workshop Presenters Read More »

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

FarmFirst Advocates for Overweight Transport Permits for Fluid Milk Read More »

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

FarmFirst Advocates for Modest Increases in Make Allowances at FMMO Hearing Read More »

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

FarmFirst Provides Insight at Farm Bill Listening Session Read More »

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,

FarmFirst Endorses Dairy Business Innovation Act Read More »

header_ffdc_logo_white

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative
4001 Nakoosa Trail, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53714-1381

Toll-Free: 1-800-525-7704
Phone: 608-244-3373
Fax: 608-244-3643
E-mailinfo@FarmFirstCoop.com

Subscribe to our E-newsletter

FarmFirst keeps members and industry partners connected on top industry news through our weekly e-newsletter. Sent every Friday, our weekly digest features the latest cooperative news, program deadlines and updates on policies important to our members and our advocacy work. Special alerts and contests are also sent using our e-newsletter platform. Don’t miss out – sign up today!