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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Statement on Selecting Vilsack as Secretary of Ag

Statement from FarmFirst General Manager, Jeff Lyon “FarmFirst applauds President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Tom Vilsack to serve as the USDA Secretary of Agriculture. Among the many qualified individuals considered for the position, FarmFirst believes Vilsack has the ideal set of qualifications to advocate for the dairy industry. Vilsack brings expertise to the position, having …

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Last Call for Members to Register for FarmFirst’s Virtual District Meeting

Today’s the last day for members of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative to register for the virtual District Meeting, being held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. To participate, members must first visit FarmFirst’s website at www.FarmFirstDairyCooperative.com to register. After submitting the online registration form, members will receive a confirmation email with the conference link included. The virtual meeting …

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FarmFirst Transitions Annual District Member Meetings to Virtual Format

The FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative board of directors made the tough decision to move it’s district member meetings from 17 in-person meetings throughout its seven state membership region to a single-day virtual format due to concerns and uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual meeting will be on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. “Our cooperative’s district member …

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FarmFirst Disaster Benefit Pays Members Dealing with Derecho Aftermath

More than $40,000 is awarded to three FarmFirst members impacted by the Iowa derecho For farmers in Newhall, Iowa, they weren’t very familiar with the term ‘derecho’ and what kind of impact it could have on their dairy farming operations. However, on what was seemingly a typical August day, a few dairy farmers quickly realized …

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Deadline Approaching for FarmFirst Members to Submit Nominations for Leadership Roles

Deadline for Nominations is October 1 FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is seeking nominations from interested members to serve in various leadership roles, including serving as a delegate, a member of the Districting and Resolutions Committee and on the Board of Directors. The deadline is quickly st approaching as nominations will be accepted until October 1 . …

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FarmFirst Welcomes Welcomes Jeff Thompson as Director of Accounting & Finance

Jeff Thompson recently joined the management team at FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative as the Director of Accounting and Finance. Jeff began his duties on March 30. He previously worked for AgSource Cooperative and Cooperative Resources International (CRI). Jeff brings a great deal of cooperative business experience to the position, with more than 20 years of experience …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Awards 27 Scholarships to Students

$21,000 is being awarded to the 2020 FarmFirst Scholarship Winners FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is proud to award $21,000 in scholarships to 27 deserving individuals for this year. Since 2013, FarmFirst has been generously providing scholarships to 192 individuals, awarding more than $166,000 throughout the past eight years. “This is truly an outstanding scholarship program, made …

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USCMA Enters into Force Today, FarmFirst Encourages Steadfast Attention to Trade Details

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative recognizes the forward progress the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) continues to make as the agreement officially enters into force today. However, FarmFirst also recognizes the need for steadfast attention to details so the agreement is fully implemented as written. “Today is a cause for celebration, as the USMCA officially takes hold and …

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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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