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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Pleased with Announcement of FMMO Modernization Proposal

Madison, Wis. [October 25, 2022] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is pleased by the announcement made today by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) unanimously endorsing a proposal to modernize the Federal Milk Marketing Order milk-pricing system at its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. “Trying to modernize federal milk marketing orders is no small feat and …

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2023 DMC Sign Up Now Open; FarmFirst Encourages All Dairy Farmers to Enroll

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that enrollment for the 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is now open. FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative encourages all dairy farmers to participate in this important safety net program that continues to provide for dairy farmers across the U.S. when margins become tight. “The DMC program has been …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Hosting Federal Webinar for Members

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is hosting an exclusive webinar on Thursday, August 11 at 12 noon for cooperative members to learn more and discuss the issues being discussed to modernize Federal Milk Marketing Orders. The webinar is being hosted in conjunction with the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), and registration is free. “The dairy industry has …

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FarmFirst Applauds U.S. Government’s Initiation of Second Dispute Panel Against Canada TRQs

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the announcement made by the Biden Administration to initiate a second dispute panel over Canada’s most recent actions to delay fulfilling its obligations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “I’m not surprised but disappointed in the Canadian government’s unwillingness to fulfill it obligations,” says Jeff Lyon, FarmFirst General Manager, “Canada’s tightly regulated …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Awards More Than $27,000 in Scholarships to Students

Nineteen students received the 2022 FarmFirst Scholarship Nineteen deserving individuals will receive $27,000 in scholarships from FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative this year. 2022 marks the tenth year the cooperative has been generously providing scholarships, for a grand total of 224 recipients totaling nearly $208,000. “FarmFirst has always held a strong belief that its important to invest …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Applauds USDA’s $250 Million to Support Innovative American-made Fertilizer

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today sharing its investment of $250 million to support independent, innovative and sustainable American fertilizer production to supply American farmers.“The past two years have revealed so much for how important our supply chains are for production agriculture, and how farmers rely …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Scholarships Available, Due March 31

Madison, Wis. [March 4, 2022] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarships for 2022 are once again available to membership youth pursuing a post-secondary education. The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2022. “The success of the dairy industry begins today with our youth. There is no greater investment into tomorrow than in supporting the children of …

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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 10th annual meeting held on February 12, 2022. Other officers elected were Steve Brock of Daggett, Mich. to serve as vice-president, Kathy Bauer of Faribault, Minn. as secretary, and Bob Dietzel of East Dubuque, Ill. as …

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