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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September 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

September 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

All the FarmFirst staff are surely going to miss the opportunity to visit with all the FarmFirst members and Family Dairies USA patrons that attend World Dairy Expo and stop by our booth each year. World Dairy Expo is always a great time to recap what happened over the spring and summer and discuss what …

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August 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

August 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

One of the most interesting things I have observed during this pandemic is how so many consumers returned to the basics. Their decision was not always a personal choice or desire, but perhaps out of necessity. Take bread, for example. Not only were shelves cleared out during the panic buying that ensued when states issued …

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FarmFirst Welcomes Welcomes Jeff Thompson as Director of Accounting & Finance

Jeff Thompson recently joined the management team at FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative as the Director of Accounting and Finance. Jeff began his duties on March 30. He previously worked for AgSource Cooperative and Cooperative Resources International (CRI). Jeff brings a great deal of cooperative business experience to the position, with more than 20 years of experience …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Awards 27 Scholarships to Students

$21,000 is being awarded to the 2020 FarmFirst Scholarship Winners FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is proud to award $21,000 in scholarships to 27 deserving individuals for this year. Since 2013, FarmFirst has been generously providing scholarships to 192 individuals, awarding more than $166,000 throughout the past eight years. “This is truly an outstanding scholarship program, made …

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July 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

July 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

On March 10, I flew to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Milk Producers Federation Board of Directors meeting and do my normal lobbying after the meeting to discuss dairy issues with Congressional members from the Upper Midwest. When I first got to D.C., the coronavirus was just starting to become a concern to the …

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USCMA Enters into Force Today, FarmFirst Encourages Steadfast Attention to Trade Details

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative recognizes the forward progress the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) continues to make as the agreement officially enters into force today. However, FarmFirst also recognizes the need for steadfast attention to details so the agreement is fully implemented as written. “Today is a cause for celebration, as the USMCA officially takes hold and …

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June 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

June 2020 MilkLine Newsletter

This is one of my favorite quotes from the beloved Harry Potter book series, and its sentiment is particularly true during these current times. I’m sure there’s a group of people in this world that have found a great amount of happiness from social distancing and being able to stay home with their family. To …

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FarmFirst Applauds Food Supply Protection Act to Support Farmers, Meet Food Bank Demands

Statement by FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative General Manager Jeff Lyon “FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the introduction of the Food Supply Protection Act by Senator Stabenow (D-MI) and her efforts to bridge the gap between the food that America’s farmers produce to those desperately in need of it at their dinner table during this global pandemic. FarmFirst …

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