June 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

June marks the beginning of summer, with warmer temperatures, more hours of daylight, kids home from school, and the smell of fresh cut hay. It is also a special time of year for the dairy industry, as we celebrate June Dairy Month. June Dairy Month was first established as National Milk Month in 1937 by …

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May 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

There was no shortage of critical agricultural issues to discuss at Cooperative Network’s Wisconsin Coop Day at the Capitol held on April 18.FarmFirst member Abby Swan from Westfield and I joined cooperative representatives from the dairy and farm supply sector, mutual insurance companies, health care, credit unions, and electricity generation to meet with legislative leaders. …

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FarmFirst Awards $18,000 in Scholarships

Seventeen students will receive a total of $18,000 in scholarships from FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative this year. 2023 marks the eleventh year the cooperative has been providing scholarships, for a grand total of 241 recipients totaling $226,000. “FarmFirst has always believed in the importance of investing in and supporting the education of the future generation. Education …

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FarmFirst Welcomes New Director of Communications and Marketing

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is pleased to welcome Sarah Sarbacker as Director of Communications and Marketing.    Raised on a dairy farm in southcentral Wisconsin, Sarah has always had a passion for agriculture – particularly the dairy industry.  “I am looking forward to working for an organization whose mission and values align with my own passion …

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April 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

Recently, I was in Washington D.C. attending the National Milk Producers Federation board of directors meeting where we took action on several issues and received various reports from NMPF staff which included the 2023 Farm Bill and the Dairy Pride Act. While I was there, I had the opportunity to meet with Senator Amy Klobuchar …

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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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