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The sixth international principle of cooperatives is “cooperation among cooperatives.” Simply put, it says that co-ops believe in supporting each other.  Imagine the power behind an entire network

Over the years and continuing today, La Montanita reaches out to consumers, educating them on the benefits of buying local with "local product" shelf tags, posters, multimedia video screens and oth

This article about women forming fish farming cooperatives in Rwanda is another example of how cooperatives are empowering people around the globe both economically and socially.  Read the entire a

The organizers of the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives invite future cooperative leaders to Quebec City, Canada, October 8-11, 2012.  The Future Leaders Program will bring together 230 you

Health care costs in southeastern Wisconsin have risen 113 percent over the last nine years.  In an effort to find a solution to skyrocking costs, Milwaukee small business owner Bob Connolly led th

A  recent article in the Missoulian provides details about how a bill authorized by 2011 Montana Legislature authorizing inter-district co-ops as part of its major school funding bill is m

In her March 12, 2012, blog post, Maria Mill, NFU Director of Education writes, "This year people around the world are celebrating a business model that puts people first.

The National Worker Cooperative Conference is scheduled for June 22-24 in Boston, MA.

Cabot Creamery Cooprative reporats that "During a special awards ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on March 7 - the eve of National Agriculture Day - the Innovation Center for U.S.

Just in the nick o'time for St. Paddy's Day, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, in partnership with Green Education Foundation (GEF), has developed The Wonder Wheel!

We wrapped up the 2012 Up and Coming Up and Running Start-up Food Co-op Conference on Saturday.  We had a great three days with co-ops from twelve states (as far aways as Alaska to the north and Mi

Reynard, a Justmeans staff writer for Sustainable Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility has written a great article using famous Beatles tunes to demonstrate principles of the co-op business

Writer and radio commentator Jim Hightower has an op-ed piece about cooperatives in Truthout.org, a nonprofit independent news and commentary organization.

After a recent trip to Mondragon, Spain, to witness firsthand the impact of co-ops, Mayor McLaughlin came home determined to foster worker-owned businesses in Richmond.

NCB has released their 2011 Co-op 100 list.  Not surprising, agriculture co-ops are the largest sector at 48.3% of total revenues followed by grocery at 22.4%; energy and communicaitons at 10.4%; f

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