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Tuesday, July 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action needed: Push for ag labor vote »
Dairy farmers have a chance to sway lawmakers in Washington to push forward a solution to agriculture's labor needs. Howev...
Monday, July 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Right place, right time »
It is said that timing is everything. In lobbying it certainly matters, but it can be hard to anticipate the optimal time....
Monday, July 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Leadership »
As this summer has been heating up, our federal policy agenda has been, too. In this newsletter, you’ll read about the fas...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interesting times for trade »
“May you live in interesting times.” That saying is often described as an old Chinese curse. The idea being that even thou...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Leadership »
Greetings, Every opportunity I have, I mention Edge’s tagline, “the voice of milk,” as a point of differentiation betwe...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Policy Picnics set for July »
Edge is once again hosting Policy Picnics with Dairy Business Association to engage with members. Join us to hear ab...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Facts aren't all they're cracked up to be - Seven steps to better communication »
“Facts don’t persuade people, people persuade people.” Tamar Haspel is passionate about helping those of us in food an...
Monday, May 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
#WorldTradeMonth »
By Aaron Stauffacher, associate director of government affairs There has been no shortage of news about trade lately...
Monday, May 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letter from Leadership »
I attended the International Cheese Technology Expo recently in Milwaukee. It is always an eye-opening experience to see t...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Message from D.C.: Use your voice! »
Our team in Washington, D.C. reminds us that member of congress are on recess this week and now is a great time to use you...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voices of members come alive »
Your voice, visualized. That’s what Edge members and others in the dairy community made happen at Dairy Strong 2018....
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...
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...

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