February 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

A year ago, we were asked by a dairy publication for our response to the question, “In a word, what’s the mood as 2021 gets under way?” Our response was “Uncertainty.” To answer this same question a year later, we would still include ‘uncertain’ along with ‘optimism’ and ‘concern.’As we move into 2022, farmers are …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Welcomes Dairy Farmers to Attend Workshop Series

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative welcomes dairy farmers to attend the cooperative’s Producer Discovery Workshop series as part of its 2022 Annual Meeting taking place on Friday, February 11, 2022 at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Convention Center in Onalaska, Wis. “Welcoming all dairy farmers to our Producer Discovery Workshops allows for greater discussion to take place. …

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January 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

Turning the page on the calendar to a new year is refreshing and invigorating. It is a new year filled with ample opportunities to improve what we do and how we do it. It’s a chance to learn more about ourselves and to support others in achieving their goals.With a brand-new year ahead of us, …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Applauds Decision on USMCA Dispute

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is elated at the decision published today by the USMCA Dispute Settlement Panel, which found Canada is improperly restricting access to its market for U.S. dairy products in violation of its U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) commitments. “This landmark decision is a victory for all U.S. dairy, including farmers, processors and …

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December 2021 MilkLine Newsletter

The holidays are fast-approaching, and as my wife, Judy and I look forward to celebrating the upcoming holiday, we’re reminded of how our family traditions have changed through the years, and how so much has also stayed the same.

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Applauds House Passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Madison, Wis. [December 9, 2021] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the passage by the House of Representatives of the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA) with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 364-60. Unprecedented challenges have plagued supply chains affecting every corner of manufacturing in the U.S., while specifically costing the U.S. dairy industry …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Welcomes 2022 Dairy Margin Coverage Sign-Up with Enhanced Program Features

Madison, Wis. [December 8, 2021] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the announcement made by the USDA today, sharing that enrollment is now open for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and will run from Dec. 13, 2021 through Feb. 18, 2022. The program also received some enhanced features to its feed cost formula, providing a …

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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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