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Staff Columns
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dairy speaks in D.C. »
A group of Edge farmers, including three members of our board of directors, made the trip to Washington D.C. at the end of...
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Leadership »
Greetings, I have written several times about the need for Edge to align itself with organizations that can help levera...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We're raising your voice in D.C. »
Today is a big day for the voice of milk on Capitol Hill. Six of our member farmers and several staff members are in Wa...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Leadership »
This is perhaps one of the most difficult times for Edge, our members and the dairy community. The tragic and unexpected l...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prospects for immigration reform dim, but hope still flickers »
By John Holevoet, director of government affairs The push for meaningful change to our immigration system is still a...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget deal: What you need to know »
By Aaron Stauffacher, associate director of government affairs The short-term federal budget agreement approved in...
Friday, February 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
John Pagel was cherished friend, visionary »
     John Pagel         Steve Witcpalek It has been a sad an...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Connecting with customers: What makes food information credible? »
The agricultural community continues to work toward connecting with our customers and ensuring they have accurate informat...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Leadership »
Greetings, It was nice seeing so many of our members at the recent Dairy Strong conference and our Edge annual meeting....
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Our processors, our partners »
In the past, the relationship between dairy farmers and dairy processors has not been the best. Farmers may have viewed th...
Thursday, February 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Be heard! Vote on Feb. 20 »
It seems early to say this, but it’s election season. Across the state, residents have the opportunity to vote in the s...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Crave Brothers Farm #sustainability journey »
Crave Brothers Farm shares its sustainability journey and how the efforts impact the family, farm and community. Tom Crave...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Edge: The voice of milk »
Edge was built on a foundation of added value the cooperative could offer farmer members and continues to lead the way in...
Thursday, January 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The farm bill crystal ball »
It is hard to predict whether the 2018 farm bill will actually be legislation enacted in 2018. Historic trends do not prov...
Thursday, January 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Leadership »
Greetings and Happy New Year! As we usher in the new year, our Edge member services representatives will begin checking...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Farm-to-table dinners connect customers with agriculture »
Dinner on the farm is an everyday occurrence for many of us. We live and work on our farms, so naturally that is where we...
Saturday, December 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Leadership »
Season’s Greetings! It is hard to believe it’s that time of year again. The busier you are, the quicker time flies. Edg...
Saturday, December 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are big ideas dead? »
At the time of this writing, the Republican tax reform package is heading toward conference committee and hopefully eventu...
Saturday, December 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top 5 takeaways from the 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit »
The Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Kansas City, Mo., was another eye-opening experience. This was the second year that...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How customers see us plays a role in our future »
Understanding what your audience wants, values and believes is a key to effective   communication. Otherwise, your m...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four things to learn from activists' playbook »
What had been a “should” when it comes to social media for the agriculture community has become a “must.” Millions of cust...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Millennial to millennial: Understanding GMOs is like a doctor’s visit »
I don’t blame you for having questions about modern farming practices and how your food is being grown. People are further...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grotegut Dairy Farm #sustainability journey »
Wisconsin dairy farmer Eric Grotegut explains how freestall barns are built to keep cows comfortable. Many dairy farmers h...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Happy Thanksgiving from Edge! »
On behalf of the Edge Board of Directors and staff, we would like to extend our warm and heartfelt Thanksgiving wishes to...
Monday, November 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Leadership »
Well , the secret is out! Edge is born.    After m onths of planning and preparation...
Monday, November 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Farm Bill and taxes gain greater focus for us with lawmakers »
Our co-op’s profile on federal issues and with policymakers in Washington , D.C. , has grown substantial...
Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call for Nominations for 2018 Board of Directors »
Dear DBMMC Member: I'm pleased to announce the DBMMC Nominating Committee is seeking DBMMC members qualified and intere...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBMMC moves up on Hoard’s Dairyman Top Cooperatives list »
Every year since 1992, Hoard’s Dairyman reports the top 50 cooperatives list. For 2016, DBMMC moved up a spot to No. 5 on...
Wednesday, November 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAFTA talks: Contentious dairy issues come to forefront »
A year after an election that included much talk about unfair trade deals, we find ourselves in the middle of one of the m...
Friday, October 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DBMMC working to push AG Act forward »
A newly proposed worker visa program, which would cover year-round workers on dairy farms, would be overseen by the U.S. D...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Salute our veterans: Photos needed »
We would like to recognize DBMMC members and family members that have served or are currently serving in the military to t...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
What farmers need to know about the end of DACA »
On September 5, the Trump Administration announced its plan to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This pro...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reading the ag workforce tea leaves »
This year has been an interesting one for those concerned about agriculture’s labor needs, and the remaining part of 2017...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Board member profile: Randy Hallet »
How did you get started in dairy farming? I received an FmHA loan and borrowed some money from my in-laws to put a dow...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House of Moo: Engaging customers with dairy »
DBMMC once again sponsored the House of Moo at the Wisconsin State Fair this year. I spent a day volunteering in the exhib...

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