January 2021 MilkLine Newsletter

A new year is always a source for optimism and hope that next 365 days are going to be better than the last. After last year, many of us are saying “how can 2021 be any worse?” with all the trials and tribulations we faced in 2020.

FarmFirst Approves of Latest COVID-19 Relief Package

Statement from FarmFirst General Manager, Jeff Lyon “FarmFirst approves of the latest COVID-19 relief legislation passed today by Congress, helping provide comfort and reassurance, as there are many uncertainties ahead as the pandemic continues. FarmFirst greatly appreciates the priority placed to ensure U.S. dairy farmers continue to be part of the solution of providing nutritious …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Statement on Selecting Vilsack as Secretary of Ag

Statement from FarmFirst General Manager, Jeff Lyon “FarmFirst applauds President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Tom Vilsack to serve as the USDA Secretary of Agriculture. Among the many qualified individuals considered for the position, FarmFirst believes Vilsack has the ideal set of qualifications to advocate for the dairy industry. Vilsack brings expertise to the position, having …

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December 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

December 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

The holidays are upon us, and while this year has been anything but normal, it is still important to celebrate this special season. It is a time to reflect on all that we are most grateful for and honor annual holiday traditions the best that we can, given the circumstances.

Last Call for Members to Register for FarmFirst’s Virtual District Meeting

Today’s the last day for members of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative to register for the virtual District Meeting, being held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. To participate, members must first visit FarmFirst’s website at www.FarmFirstDairyCooperative.com to register. After submitting the online registration form, members will receive a confirmation email with the conference link included. The virtual meeting …

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November 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

November 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

Like many of you, over the past several weeks I have been spending many hours in a tractor seat. These weeks are long, but if you recall, last year was much more challenging and tedious in getting crops out of the field and wrapped up for winter. We were still combining in December! I am …

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FarmFirst Transitions Annual District Member Meetings to Virtual Format

The FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative board of directors made the tough decision to move it’s district member meetings from 17 in-person meetings throughout its seven state membership region to a single-day virtual format due to concerns and uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual meeting will be on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. “Our cooperative’s district member …

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October 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

October 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

Farmers in Newhall, Iowa weren’t very familiar with the term ‘derecho’ and what kind of impact it could have on their dairy farming operations. However, on what was seemingly a typical August day, a few dairy farmers quickly realized the power and fury of a ‘derecho’ as their farms experienced unprecedented damage from the summer …

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FarmFirst Disaster Benefit Pays Members Dealing with Derecho Aftermath

More than $40,000 is awarded to three FarmFirst members impacted by the Iowa derecho For farmers in Newhall, Iowa, they weren’t very familiar with the term ‘derecho’ and what kind of impact it could have on their dairy farming operations. However, on what was seemingly a typical August day, a few dairy farmers quickly realized …

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Deadline Approaching for FarmFirst Members to Submit Nominations for Leadership Roles

Deadline for Nominations is October 1 FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is seeking nominations from interested members to serve in various leadership roles, including serving as a delegate, a member of the Districting and Resolutions Committee and on the Board of Directors. The deadline is quickly st approaching as nominations will be accepted until October 1 . …

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