Dairy industry leaders organize Fly-In on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative spoke in Washington, D.C. last week at a national trade policy rally to represent Midwest dairy farmers and stress the importance of free and fair trade on the dairy industry. This meeting comes a month after Grassland Dairy Products Inc. received notice from one of their Canadian buyers that they would no longer be purchasing its dairy products, and 74 dairy farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota were told they would be without a market starting May 1st.

“Trade is incredibly important to dairy, especially when a market suddenly closes and 74 farmers are at risk of losing their livelihoods,” says David Cooper, General Manager of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative. “We’re here today to ensure that our concern for dairy farmers is heard, so that more are not put at risk.”……….


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