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Food Co-ops Brace for Arrival of Giant Rivals

posted on September 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM

The Boise Co-op eliminated thousands of slow-selling items. The Wheatsvile Food Co-op in Texas is opening its second store after 40 years. And the Davis Food Co-op in California is turning to a store designer. Full Story

Rural Health Care Cooperatives Get Another Look

posted on December 18, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Rural Health Care Cooperatives Get Another Look
The health care debate has lawmakers investigating several options. Farmers in rural Wisconsin are already receiving medical care through an innovative program. Full Story

Cooperative Offers Farmers Health Insurance

posted on May 9, 2008 at 8:05 PM

Cooperative Offers Farmers Health Insurance
Members of a midwestern cooperative take advantage of a new health insurance law and pool their resources. Full Story

Platte River May Get Deeper In Cooperative Agreement

posted on November 3, 2006 at 8:11 PM

A cooperative agreement between Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming may be instrumental in helping the three states prevent future violations of the Endangered Species Act. Full Story

Coops Look For Innovative Ways To Survive

posted on June 17, 2005 at 8:06 PM

Coops Look For Innovative Ways To Survive
There are more choices than the local cooperative for farmers to market their grain. So what are the cooperatives doing to survive? Full Story

Coops Adapt To Remain Competitve In Grain Market

posted on January 28, 2005 at 8:01 PM

Coops Adapt To Remain Competitve In Grain Market
There are more choices than the local cooperative for farmers to market their grain. So what are the cooperatives doing to survive? Full Story

Chinese Co-ops Boost Lending

posted on November 12, 2004 at 8:11 PM

Agricultural credit cooperatives, China's main source of rural financing, issued 193.3 billion yuan (U.S.-$23.4 billion) in new farm loans in the first nine months of the year, up 27.8 percent from the same period a year ago, the government says. Full Story

Congress Mulls Rabobank Proposal

posted on October 1, 2004 at 8:10 PM

The planned takeover of a major Midwestern farm loan cooperative by a Dutch banking giant could help undermine the national co-op loan system, members of a House subcommittee said at a hearing this week. Full Story

Minnesota Co-Ops Form Off-Shore Insurer

posted on September 24, 2004 at 8:09 PM

Twenty-three agriculture co-ops have formed their own offshore-based captive insurance company  a form of self-insurance  to better control their liability, auto and property insurance cases. Full Story

Cure for the Dairy Doldrums

posted on April 9, 2004 at 8:04 PM

Cure for the Dairy Doldrums
Cooperative venture gives Northeastern dairymen a day off from work. Full Story

Dairy Cooperative Gives Producers Options

posted on February 27, 2004 at 8:02 PM

Dairy Cooperative Gives Producers Options
Dairy cooperatives offer producers one more option for making a profit. Full Story

Certified Organic Restaurant Links With Organic Cooperative

posted on February 21, 2003 at 8:02 PM

Certified Organic Restaurant Links With Organic Cooperative
A certified organic restaurant located in Washington, D.C., has a direct pipeline to the land through a Pennsylvania-based Organic Growers Cooperative. Full Story

Cooperatives Still Good Choice

posted on June 7, 2002 at 8:06 PM

In the 20s and 30s, farmers banded together to increase their buying power and take greater control of the sales of their raw commodities. Full Story

Cooperative venture finds place in local groceries

posted on November 3, 2000 at 8:11 PM

Cooperative venture finds place in local groceries
A cooperative of Oregon organic growers are joining forces to sell their bounty to local grocery stores. Full Story

Chemical free grain Co-oP finds niche

posted on June 9, 2000 at 8:06 PM

"Value-added" and "vertical integration" are phrases often heard on "Market to Market." They describe the business ventures undertaken by farmers in the interest of economic survival. Full Story
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