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“Our members have invested nearly $100 million in the last five years in dairy processing that has brought increased capacity to our plants, added value to our members’ milk and created jobs for the community,” Nobis (MMPA President) said. “However, we are not finished with expansion as we move... Learn more
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THE Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) emphasized on Tuesday that joining cooperatives will help Filipinos fight poverty. CDA chairman Orlando R. Ravanera said the cause of poverty is not the lack of resources but powerlessness of the people to have access on and control of resources. Read... Learn more
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Exciting news from Common Ground Food Co-op in Champaign! After two years of feasibility study and a one year site search, that Common Ground Food Co-op has just signed a lease, with contingencies, for a 2nd store in downtown Champaign at 500 N. Walnut Street . Read more at www.commonground.coop . Learn more
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On March 18, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio continued his public support of worker cooperatives as a tool to address economic inequality, signing into law the first ever piece of city legislation to require a city's economic development arm to track municipal support of worker cooperatives. Read... Learn more
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A new startup called Bankjoy wants to bring a modern-day web and mobile banking experience smaller banks with a white-labelled product and accompanying API platform that’s initially being aimed at credit unions. Read more at http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/16/bankjoy-is-building-a-modern-day-mobile-... Learn more
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One thousand olive producers in Lebanon recently attended a mechanical harvesting workshop organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Participants included representatives from 18 partner cooperatives and 60 companies from across the country. The project aims to improve... Learn more
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Cornelius Blanding was selected by the Board of Directors to be the new Executive Director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund starting on March 1, 2015. Blanding takes the position upon retirement of Ralph Paige who served as Executive Director from 1985 to 2015. Read... Learn more
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Organic Valley Snack Sticks are made with delicious organic cheese, crafted in small batches for exceptional flavor. Organic Valley Snack Sticks are available in Medium Cheddar and Pepper Jack varieties. Read more about these new snack items at http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=... Learn more
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An online survey conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Cooperatives Unit and the International Co-operative Alliance shows 75 per cent of survey respondents feel that women’s participation in co-operatives has increased over the past 20 years. P resident of the International Co... Learn more
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In a phone call from Cuba last week, Michigan Agri-Business Association president Jim Byrum said he saw opportunities for Michigan to export items like eggs, fruit, and beans to the country. Read more at http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2015/03/how_opening_trade_with_cuba_co.html Learn more
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