FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Encouraged by Momentum on Federal Order Reform

Madison, Wis. [December 1, 2021] – “FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is encouraged by the legislation introduced by Senator Gillibrand today, which would require the USDA to hold a federal milk marketing order hearing. As a strong proponent to making much-needed changes to the federal order system, this is welcomed news. With more than 2,700 dairy farmer …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Kicks Off Fall District Member Meetings in November

Members of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative can begin making reservations to attend their fall member district meetings, taking place across the cooperative’s seven-state membership territory during the months of November and December. Member meetings take place across the Midwest, from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to northeast Iowa to South Dakota and across Minnesota and Wisconsin. …

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October 2021 MilkLine Newsletter

I don’t have the time. There’s hay to make. I need to change the oil in the tractor. As farmers, we are good at coming up with reasons why we can’t do something. It’s easy to use our occupation as a crutch to say no. There are times when it’s healthy to say no or …

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Back to School: Innovative Solutions Prove Dairy Is Essential to Students

By Julie Sweney, Director of Communications at FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Summer is officially in the rearview mirror, and teachers and kids are back in school. For some, the feeling of being back in the classroom is nearly electric – especially after the turbulent year that was 2020 thanks to COVID-19.As students take their seats and …

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September 2021 MilkLine Newsletter

Leadership Opportunities Await “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison Dairy farmers are no strangers to hard work. In fact, most people in the general population think of us hard workers, working long days in all sorts of weather, caring for our animals and …

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FarmFirst Approves of Latest Announcement for Dairy Farmers from the USDA

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of USDA’s recent announcement regarding improvements to the Dairy Margin Coverage Program in addition to the news of the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program. The following is a statement by FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative President, John Rettler, dairy farmer, Neosho, WI: “FarmFirst applauds the recent announcement by the USDA to improve the …

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August 2021 MilkLine Newsletter

It was just over a year ago that Katie Ledecky did an unfathomable thing: balancing a glass of chocolate milk on top of her head while swimming the length of a pool – without spilling a single drop.Her feat became a viral video, at the time when the Olympics would have been taking place in …

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July 2021 MilkLine Newsletter

While you have been busy planting and now harvesting hay, your FarmFirst staff and our partners in Washington D.C. have also been busy working on your behalf on several legislative and regulatory issues. Below is a brief summary of just a few of the issues we’re working on.Federal Order Reform – Earlier this spring federal …

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FarmFirst Approves of Latest Pandemic Assistance Focused on Producers

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of the additional aid that was announced today by Secretary Vilsack for agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. The following is a statement by FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative President, John Rettler, dairy farmer, Neosho, WI: “FarmFirst appreciates USDA’s commitment to support agricultural producers and …

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