August 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

For those of us that live in the Midwest, its common knowledge to know what a cheese curd is – and that the squeakier the curd, the better it is. And while appreciation for squeaky curds runs deep, the faces behind who produces them isn’t always well known.A recent campaign collaboration between Culver’s and Dairy …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Hosting Federal Webinar for Members

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is hosting an exclusive webinar on Thursday, August 11 at 12 noon for cooperative members to learn more and discuss the issues being discussed to modernize Federal Milk Marketing Orders. The webinar is being hosted in conjunction with the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), and registration is free. “The dairy industry has …

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July 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

Today’s dairy farmers have dramatically different scales of production, technological capabilities, and global pressures than they did generations ago. But in 1950, like today, industry leaders recognized the value of developing and educating young farmers, and the importance of meeting their needs when developing national policies.That’s why the farmer and cooperative leaders of the National …

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Testimony by Midwest Dairy Coalition: “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Dairy Provisions”

Chairman Scott, Ranking Member Thompson, and Members of the Committee- Thank you for holding this hearing to discuss important dairy policy issues in advance of the 2023 Farm Bill. I wanted to use this opportunity to introduce Committee members to the Midwest Dairy Coalition and inform you about the policy positions of the Coalition. The …

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June 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

There seems to be enough supply chain problems facing the United States without adding a recall from a major U.S. manufacturer of baby formula into the mix.In mid-February, Abbot Nutrition announced a voluntary recall on one variation of their baby formula products manufactured in their Sturgis, Michigan facility. The plant was immediately shut down due …

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FarmFirst Applauds U.S. Government’s Initiation of Second Dispute Panel Against Canada TRQs

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the announcement made by the Biden Administration to initiate a second dispute panel over Canada’s most recent actions to delay fulfilling its obligations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “I’m not surprised but disappointed in the Canadian government’s unwillingness to fulfill it obligations,” says Jeff Lyon, FarmFirst General Manager, “Canada’s tightly regulated …

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May 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

As we welcome the month of May, I am hopeful that spring-like weather will finally arrive and stay for good. But I know that the days will pass by quickly, and before we know it, we’re into June, when dairy promotional events are taking place across the Midwest, giving dairy famers the opportunity to share …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Awards More Than $27,000 in Scholarships to Students

Nineteen students received the 2022 FarmFirst Scholarship Nineteen deserving individuals will receive $27,000 in scholarships from FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative this year. 2022 marks the tenth year the cooperative has been generously providing scholarships, for a grand total of 224 recipients totaling nearly $208,000. “FarmFirst has always held a strong belief that its important to invest …

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April 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

In 2021, dairy product exports totaled 17.3 percent of U.S. total milk solids production, a record for the U.S. dairy industry. Coupled with imports at 3.2 percent of U.S. total milk solids production and you have the largest positive trade balance ever for dairy. For just over 20 years we have seen a significant increase …

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