FarmFirst Applauds Introduction of Dairy Pride Act in the House

This week, the Dairy Pride Act (H.R. 1462), which requires FDA to follow its own regulations which consider any non-dairy products labelled using dairy terms to be misbranded, was introduced in the House. Representatives John Joyce (R-PA) and Ann Kuster (D-NH) are the lead sponsors of the House bill, which currently has 19 cosponsors, including …

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FarmFirst Applauds Reintroduction of the DAIRY PRIDE Act

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the reintroduction of the DAIRY PRIDE Act today, by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), James Risch (R-ID), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Peter Welch (D-VT).  The DAIRY PRIDE Act would bring clarity to food labeling as it impacts imitation products of dairy foods including milk, yogurt and cheese while ultimately helping consumers make …

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Deadline Approaching for FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Scholarships, Due by March 31

The deadline for FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarships for 2023 is fast approaching and membership youth pursuing a post-secondary education are encouraged to apply. The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2023. “Education has always been a cornerstone in the foundation of this cooperative, and FarmFirst is proud to support so many of our membership youth …

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March 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

Surely, a lot has changed over the past several years, but certainly a lot has changed in the past year too. I believe that I’ve always been aware of my surroundings and how things change. Yet, I feel that we are in unprecedented times, and it makes me appreciate what I once took for granted.For …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Welcomes New Faces to Member Services Team

Zeleske, Hodgson Retire as Grzywinski, Walker Join FarmFirst as Field Representatives FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative welcomes two new faces to its Member Services division as two long-time staff members look forward to retirement. Barb Grzywinski joined the cooperative staff as a Member Services Field Representative on January 30. She is based out of Fond du Lac …

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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 11th annual meeting held on February 11, 2023. Steve Brock of Daggett, Mich. was re-elected vice-president, Stephanie Hughes of Pittsville, Wis. was elected secretary, and Bob Dietzel of East Dubuque, Ill. was re-elected treasurer. Newly elected …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Celebrates 11th Annual Meeting with ‘Members Make the Difference’

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative members and delegates gathered at the cooperative’s 11th annual meeting on February 10-11, 2023 in Stevens Point, Wis. The event highlighted important industry topics, including sustainability initiatives by farmers and processors, state legislative budget issues relevant to agriculture, the cooperative’s resolution session and a member panel featuring impactful leaders within the organization. …

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FarmFirst Applauds School Meal Proposal Keeping Low-Fat Milk in Schools, Seeks More Dairy Options

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the proposed updates by USDA to school meal nutrition standards, particularly for USDA’s plans to maintain low-fat milk for students. “The presence of low-fat flavored milk in schools is important to the investment in the health and success of students, meaning that the youngest generation of learners is being offered options …

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February 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

As the 118th Congress begins to tackle their legislative agenda, FarmFirst asked our advocacy partners for their views on the year ahead for dairy policy including the 2023 Farm Bill. Read the responses below from Paul Bleiberg, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the National Milk Producers Federation, and Steve Etka, Executive Director and …

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January 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

When it comes to the word ‘sustainability,’ it means something different to everyone depending on their background, stage in life and their priorities. The word is most often affiliated with the environment and climate smart initiatives, but the word sustainability is also used when referring to business decisions and ensuring an organization thrives today and …

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