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Letter From Leadership - April 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tim Trotter, executive director
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As I write this column, Edge is helping our members and the broader dairy community navigate all the issues surrounding COVID-19. In one way or another, everyone is feeling the impact of this crisis  

Our organization’s approach to any challenge is to make sure we have all the facts, understand the potential effects and be proactive in our response. Our supply chain has never experienced a situation that compares to COVID-19.   

I want you to know that Edge is working closely with our partners in the supply chain — members, processors, milk haulers, other industry groups and government agencies — to mitigate the negative impact on dairy. We are engaged at the local, state and federal levels on your behalf.  

As the situation changes rapidly, we are working to provide you with reliable and relevant resources. We’re doing this through special email updates, continuously adding guidance on our website (, delivering the weekly e-newsletter, keeping you informed on our social media channels and speaking one-on-one with those of you who are reaching out. (If you are not on our e-mail list, please contact your member services representative. Find yours at or email   

The No. 1 priority at this time, of course, is the health and safety of our families, employees and neighbors. Please follow the direction of the health experts. 

The Edge team is here to support you in any way that we can.   

My best,  


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