FarmFirst Urges Immediate Action by Secretary Perdue For More Dairy Farmer Support

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative joined with other Midwest dairy cooperatives to send a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue on April 1, urging him to exercise all of his previously existing and new authorities to provide additional means of support for U.S. dairy farmers. “After five very economically challenging years for dairy farmers, market predictions from USDA …

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April 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

April 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

For as long as I have been working for and advocating for farmers, I’ve heard this so many times and while I’ve always agreed and appreciated your hard work, I generally shrugged my shoulders because Americans have enjoyed an abundant supply of high- quality, nutritious, convenient, safe and – let’s not forget, tasty – food. …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Approves of Latest CARES Legislation to Combat the Impacts of Coronavirus

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the House of Representatives, the Senate and the President in their quick response to approve and pass legislation as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds across the nation. “These are unprecedented times for everyone, calling for unprecedented support from our nation’s leaders,” says John Rettler, dairy farmer from Neosho, Wis. and president of …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Commends Bipartisan Support for Farmer Relief, Applauds Dairy Farmers

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative commends our Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle for working together as they draft a bipartisan package to provide relief to all Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. FarmFirst would also like to extend its gratitude to those dedicated to keeping dairy’s supply chain going – processing plants, milk haulers, and …

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FarmFirst Urges Congress to Explore Every Option for Dairy Farmer Assistance

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative urges Congress to explore every option available to provide financial and legislative support to dairy farmers during the coronavirus pandemic. “Dairy farmers were looking to 2020 to be the year of improved milk prices and to slowly begin recovering from the past few years of low milk prices,” says John Rettler, dairy …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Scholarships Due by March 31

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarships for 2020 are once again available to membership youth pursuing a post-secondary education. The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2020. “In its eighth year, the scholarship program is a true testament to the cooperative’s commitment of supporting youth and their higher education. Since 2013, more than $145,000 has been awarded …

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March 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

March 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

In preparing my remarks for the 2020 Annual Meeting a few weeks ago, I looked back on the past year within the cooperative and realized that while there were several challenges in 2019, there were also ample opportunities.

FarmFirst Board Elects Officers

John Rettler of Neosho, Wis. was re-elected as president of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative’s board of directors. Other officers elected were Steve Brock of Daggett, Mich. to serve as vice-president, Kathy Bauer of Faribault, Minn. as secretary, and Wayne Gajewski of Athens, Wis. as treasurer. Re-elected to three-year terms included Bob Dietzel of East Dubuque, Ill., …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Leading with Purpose at 2020 Annual Meeting

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative members and delegates gathered on February 14-15 to learn more about hot industry topics, approve new public policy for 2020 and look back on the cooperative’s accomplishments during the past year at its eighth annual meeting in Oshkosh, Wis. The Producer Discovery Workshops kicked off Friday afternoon, featuring Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director …

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February 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

February 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

As FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative prepares for its 2020 Annual Meeting, I look back on 2019 and can’t help but laugh. It was a year full of situations that I had never experienced before. I had never chopped hay with snow on it. I had never dried beans in a corn dryer. And I had never …

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