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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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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Approves of Senate Introduction of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is elated by the recent introduction in the U.S. Senate of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. The bipartisan supported bill will help relieve congestion and other challenges being experienced at U.S. ports, which has negatively impacted nearly every corner of U.S. manufacturing. “Port challenges have continued to plague supply chains and have …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Welcomes Dairy Farmers to Attend Workshop Series

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative welcomes dairy farmers to attend the cooperative’s Producer Discovery Workshop series as part of its 2022 Annual Meeting taking place on Friday, February 11, 2022 at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Convention Center in Onalaska, Wis. “Welcoming all dairy farmers to our Producer Discovery Workshops allows for greater discussion to take place. …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Applauds House Passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Madison, Wis. [December 9, 2021] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the passage by the House of Representatives of the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA) with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 364-60. Unprecedented challenges have plagued supply chains affecting every corner of manufacturing in the U.S., while specifically costing the U.S. dairy industry …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Welcomes 2022 Dairy Margin Coverage Sign-Up with Enhanced Program Features

Madison, Wis. [December 8, 2021] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the announcement made by the USDA today, sharing that enrollment is now open for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and will run from Dec. 13, 2021 through Feb. 18, 2022. The program also received some enhanced features to its feed cost formula, providing a …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Encouraged by Momentum on Federal Order Reform

Madison, Wis. [December 1, 2021] – “FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is encouraged by the legislation introduced by Senator Gillibrand today, which would require the USDA to hold a federal milk marketing order hearing. As a strong proponent to making much-needed changes to the federal order system, this is welcomed news. With more than 2,700 dairy farmer …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Kicks Off Fall District Member Meetings in November

Members of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative can begin making reservations to attend their fall member district meetings, taking place across the cooperative’s seven-state membership territory during the months of November and December. Member meetings take place across the Midwest, from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to northeast Iowa to South Dakota and across Minnesota and Wisconsin. …

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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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