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FarmFirst Applauds Food Supply Protection Act to Support Farmers, Meet Food Bank Demands

Statement by FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative General Manager Jeff Lyon “FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the introduction of the Food Supply Protection Act by Senator Stabenow (D-MI) and her efforts to bridge the gap between the food that America’s farmers produce to those desperately in need of it at their dinner table during this global pandemic. FarmFirst …

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FarmFirst Commends USDA’s Direct Payment Plan, Quick Turnaround to Get Funds to Producers

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative commends the Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the USDA on their direct payment plan under the $16 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for U.S. producers, which is open for sign-ups at Farm Service Agencies (FSA) beginning on May26th . “FarmFirst has been advocating that funds need to be made available for …

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FarmFirst Applauds USDA’s Pledge for $317 Million in Dairy Product Purchases

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of the latest pledge from USDA to buy $317 million in dairy products as part of its Farmers to Families Food Box Program. “Dairy farmers are looking for real marketplace solutions to ensure that dairy products continue to get to those who need them, and this program helps accomplish that,” says …

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Latest Disaster Package Provides Much Needed Relief for Farmers, FarmFirst Urges Distribution of Funds As Quickly As Possible

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of the $19 billion-dollar agriculture disaster assistance package released today, providing much needed financial support to U.S. dairy farmers. “Every day, dairy farmers have continued to get up and do their job to their best ability, day in and day out, producing a wholesome, nutritious product for consumers across the world,” …

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FarmFirst’s Statement on the United Approach from NMPF, IDFA In Support of the Dairy Industry

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative commends the teamwork approach by two leading dairy organizations, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), for their proposal to national leaders on how best to support the dairy industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. “There is no more important time than now for the industry to …

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FarmFirst Urges Immediate Action by Secretary Perdue For More Dairy Farmer Support

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative joined with other Midwest dairy cooperatives to send a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue on April 1, urging him to exercise all of his previously existing and new authorities to provide additional means of support for U.S. dairy farmers. “After five very economically challenging years for dairy farmers, market predictions from USDA …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Approves of Latest CARES Legislation to Combat the Impacts of Coronavirus

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the House of Representatives, the Senate and the President in their quick response to approve and pass legislation as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds across the nation. “These are unprecedented times for everyone, calling for unprecedented support from our nation’s leaders,” says John Rettler, dairy farmer from Neosho, Wis. and president of …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Commends Bipartisan Support for Farmer Relief, Applauds Dairy Farmers

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative commends our Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle for working together as they draft a bipartisan package to provide relief to all Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. FarmFirst would also like to extend its gratitude to those dedicated to keeping dairy’s supply chain going – processing plants, milk haulers, and …

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FarmFirst Urges Congress to Explore Every Option for Dairy Farmer Assistance

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative urges Congress to explore every option available to provide financial and legislative support to dairy farmers during the coronavirus pandemic. “Dairy farmers were looking to 2020 to be the year of improved milk prices and to slowly begin recovering from the past few years of low milk prices,” says John Rettler, dairy …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Scholarships Due by March 31

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarships for 2020 are once again available to membership youth pursuing a post-secondary education. The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2020. “In its eighth year, the scholarship program is a true testament to the cooperative’s commitment of supporting youth and their higher education. Since 2013, more than $145,000 has been awarded …

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