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Letter from Leadership - March 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tim Trotter, executive director
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As you read this newsletter, our Edge “Dairy Speaks in D.C.” delegation will be walking the Halls of Congress meeting with our political leaders. Many of them will be new faces and hearing from the dairy community for the very first time. 

Like forming any new relationship, we must build trust and credibility with our lawmakers. The is no one better to do that than our farmer members. They are well-versed, passionate, articulate and the true subject matter experts.

As opening new doors and forging new relationships are important, we need your involvement too. Please read the political updates is this newsletter and connect with your congressional representatives by picking up the phone or stopping by their local office. Your involvement will help amplify the importance of the issues facing your farm and the broader dairy community. Like farming, every moment counts and so does every vote for dairy.

Meanwhile, we are humbled with the continued growth in membership we have witnessed in 2018. Dairy farmers see and believe in Edge’s ability to represent them on the important issues facing dairy. We gain energy from this growth, and hope to accomplish the challenges we face.

I encourage you to get involved. Email me at

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