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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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FarmFirst Board Elects Officers

John Rettler of Neosho, Wis. was re-elected as president of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative’s board of directors. Other officers elected were Steve Brock of Daggett, Mich. to serve as vice-president, Kathy Bauer of Faribault, Minn. as secretary, and Wayne Gajewski of Athens, Wis. as treasurer. Re-elected to three-year terms included Bob Dietzel of East Dubuque, Ill., …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Leading with Purpose at 2020 Annual Meeting

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative members and delegates gathered on February 14-15 to learn more about hot industry topics, approve new public policy for 2020 and look back on the cooperative’s accomplishments during the past year at its eighth annual meeting in Oshkosh, Wis. The Producer Discovery Workshops kicked off Friday afternoon, featuring Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director …

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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 2020 Annual Meeting taking place on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Premier Best Western Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wis. “Opening the doors to our Producer Discovery Workshops allow for more dairy farmers to learn …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Urges Congress to Pass DAIRY PRIDE Act

 FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is calling on Congress to pass the DAIRY PRIDE Act soon and make providing clarity to consumers in the dairy case a priority.  “Today’s consumers are inundated with ads and sales pitches, especially when it comes to purchasing products that support a healthy lifestyle and provide quality nutrition. Imitators of real dairy …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Applauds USMCA Signing by President Trump

 FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by President Trump today.  “This is great news for U.S. dairy farmers. It is no secret that Mexico is a top dairy export country, and this agreement will allow that trade relationship to continue to flourish. Additionally, this trade agreement also expands market access …

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FarmFirst Applauds USMCA Passage

 FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds today’s landslide passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement with the ending vote of 89 to 10.  “Today’s resulting vote in the Senate showcases a strong bipartisan support for this modern trade agreement and ultimately strong support to get U.S. dairy products to be exported to our neighbors to the north …

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FarmFirst Thanks Senator Baldwin for her Support and Encourages Senate Leadership to Pass USMCA

 FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative appreciates U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announcing her support today for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and encourages other Senators from the Upper Midwest to support passage when it comes to a vote.  “The benefits of the USMCA are substantial for dairy farmers, but our work is not complete until it receives the …

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