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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March 2022 MilkLine Newsletter

As I prepared my president’s address for the 2022 Annual Meeting, it occurred to me that it had been two full years since our members had gathered for this annual event. Two years might not seem like much time depending on your perspective, but when looking back, those two years were FULL. Full of uncertainty, …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Applauds USDA’s $250 Million to Support Innovative American-made Fertilizer

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative approves of the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today sharing its investment of $250 million to support independent, innovative and sustainable American fertilizer production to supply American farmers.“The past two years have revealed so much for how important our supply chains are for production agriculture, and how farmers rely …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Scholarships Available, Due March 31

Madison, Wis. [March 4, 2022] – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarships for 2022 are once again available to membership youth pursuing a post-secondary education. The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2022. “The success of the dairy industry begins today with our youth. There is no greater investment into tomorrow than in supporting the children of …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Board Elects Officers

John Rettler of Neosho, Wis. was re-elected president of the FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative’s board of directors following the cooperative’s 10th annual meeting held on February 12, 2022. Other officers elected were Steve Brock of Daggett, Mich. to serve as vice-president, Kathy Bauer of Faribault, Minn. as secretary, and Bob Dietzel of East Dubuque, Ill. as …

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