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FarmFirst Advocates for Overweight Transport Permits for Fluid Milk

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative General Manager, Jeff Lyon, provided written testimony to the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Transportation and Local Government in support of Senate Bill 431, a  bill that would  grant the state Department of Transportation the authority to issue annual or consecutive month permits, allowing the transport of fluid milk and other milk byproducts […]

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October 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

On September 12, I had the opportunity to testify on your behalf at USDA’s national Federal Milk Marketing Order Pricing Formula hearing being held in Carmel, Indiana.  The hearing was called as the result of a petition submitted by the National Milk Producers Federation requesting changes to a number of provisions related to the milk

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September 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

The arrival of Labor Day not only signifies the transition of the seasons from summer to fall, but also the beginning of another school year.In recent years, there has been a growing debate surrounding the nutritional food and beverage choices offered to students in schools. One particular aspect that has gotten increased attention is the

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FarmFirst Advocates for Modest Increases in Make Allowances at FMMO Hearing

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative General Manager, Jeff Lyon, testified this morning at the national Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) hearing in Carmel, Indiana and shed light on the critical issues concerning “make allowances” in the dairy industry, with particular emphasis on the challenges faced by producers and processors alike. One of the central points in Lyon’s

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FarmFirst Provides Insight at Farm Bill Listening Session

The Dairy Margin Coverage program and other Risk Management Agency tools were dramatically improved in the 2018 Farm Bill and should be maintained.  It’s important that dairy producers continue to have access to the combination of safety net and risk management tools.  FarmFirst supports updating the production history calculation to better reflect current on-farm production

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August 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

In the ever-changing world of dairy farming, we find ourselves in the midst of a perfect storm. We are under immense stress as we face a multitude of challenges that have seemed to come upon us all at once. From distressingly low milk prices due to oversupply, weak domestic and global demand, to drought conditions

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FarmFirst Endorses Dairy Business Innovation Act

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, along with other members of the Midwest Dairy Coalition, endorsed the Dairy Business Innovation Act of 2023 that was introduced today by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). This bill would increase the funding authorization for the Dairy Business Innovation Act, which supports dairy businesses in the development, production, marketing,

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July 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

FarmFirst continued our resilient advocacy in the best interests of U.S. dairy farmers, by recently by making your case on the issue of dairy labeling. In late June, we submitted detailed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the FDA’s draft guidance document titled “Labeling of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives and Voluntary

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FarmFirst Submits Comments to FDA on Dairy Labeling Guidance

Looking out for the best interests of U.S. dairy farmers and consumers, FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative has submitted detailed comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on a guidance document on dairy labeling. The cooperative urged the enforcement of current dairy labeling regulations and requiring clear labeling differentiating real dairy products from imitations and substitutes.On

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