All Dairy Farmers Invited to Attend FarmFirst Workshop Series

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative welcomes dairy farmers to attend the cooperative’s Producer Discovery Workshop series as part of its 2023 Annual Meeting taking place on Friday, February 10, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wis. ‘Members Make the Difference’ is the cooperative’s 2023 Annual Meeting theme, which showcases the vital …

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December 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

It’s this time of year that always brings out more joy and happiness in people.Somehow, these cold, dark days of December become filled with laughter and holiday cheer against a backdrop of glowing festive lights, evergreen trees and table spreads filled with special treats. We visit with family and friends while attending more parties and …

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2023 DMC Enrollment Deadline Extended to January 31

Madison, Wis. [December 8, 2022] – The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that it has extended the enrollment and coverage election period for 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) to Jan. 31, 2023. The program’s previous deadline was Dec. 9, 2022. This safety net program offers margin protection to farmers when the difference between …

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FarmFirst Encourages Members to Attend Virtual Policy Session Set for Dec. 13

Madison, Wis. [November 30, 2022] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative encourages members to sign up for its first-ever Virtual Policy Session set for Tuesday, December 13. Members eager to learn more about policy initiatives and discuss potential legislative reforms are encouraged to attend this virtual session. “Policy reform is a foundational piece to FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative. …

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November 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we’re all set for our District Appreciation Dinners taking place in November and December. (If you haven’t made your reservations to attend a dinner near you that has yet to take place, do so today! You won’t want to miss out on this event with great food and …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Pleased with Announcement of FMMO Modernization Proposal

Madison, Wis. [October 25, 2022] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is pleased by the announcement made today by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) unanimously endorsing a proposal to modernize the Federal Milk Marketing Order milk-pricing system at its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. “Trying to modernize federal milk marketing orders is no small feat and …

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Reflections from World Dairy Expo

For 55 years now, World Dairy Expo has been recognized as where the global dairy industry meets, so it should be no surprise to witness the number and diversity of dairy farmers, scientists, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs that come together from all across the globe to celebrate dairy.Since its inception, FarmFirst has always been supportive and …

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October 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

For 55 years now, World Dairy Expo has been recognized as where the global dairy industry meets, so it should be no surprise to witness the number and diversity of dairy farmers, scientists, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs that come together from all across the globe to celebrate dairy.Since its inception, FarmFirst has always been supportive and …

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2023 DMC Sign Up Now Open; FarmFirst Encourages All Dairy Farmers to Enroll

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that enrollment for the 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is now open. FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative encourages all dairy farmers to participate in this important safety net program that continues to provide for dairy farmers across the U.S. when margins become tight. “The DMC program has been …

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September 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

It seems like only yesterday that we were busy planting and now we’re already in September.As we wrap up this summer season and prepare for fall harvest, I encourage you to take a few minutes to read and learn more about the leadership opportunities within FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative.Leadership OpportunitiesEvery fall, the cooperative has elections for …

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