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I just read a great article about "Fair Trade" and the role of cooperatives.  The article traces a trip made by Kent Davidson, a member of the Media Borough Council, t

In the spirit of cooperation between cooperatives, Illinois-based GROWMARK recently hosted leaders from the French cooperative

The numbers are dismal.

Tara Lohan, Senior editor at AlterNet.org and editor of the book "Water Matters, has authored an interesting article on business structures.She writes "As our political system sputters, a wave

According to its press release dated May 21, 2012, NCB, a leading financial services company serving cooperatives nationwide, honored the Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) with the 2012 Stan Dreyer S

Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that exist to serve their members, not to make a profit.

Cooperatives are businesses that allow their members to accomplish more together than they could individually.  A recent article in the Minnesota Farm Guide discusses the success of farmer

Given Iran's history, who would have dreamed that cooperatives could flourish in this country.

PSA Security Network® is the world's largest electronic security cooperative representing security system integrators.  At the 2012 PSA-TEC, Speaker Evan Hackel, president of Ingage Consulting, foc

I tell anyone who will listen that any business idea can be structured as a cooperative.  Ethics Girls Cooperative, a fashion design cooperative, proves my point.

As the baby boomers age, the need for housing will continue to rise.  When boomers no longer want to live in their homes or maybe they are no longer able to keep with the maintenance and yard work,

On May 4th, for the first time in US history, the White House held a national briefing for the widest range ever of US co-op leaders.

On May 2, in ceremonies at the National Press Club sponsored by the Cooperative Development Foundation, four outstanding cooperators were honored for their exceptional leadership and contributions

A recent article on syracuse.com quotes Chuck Conner, chief executive officer of the National  Council of Farmer Cooperatives calling farm cooperatives “the voice of the small producer.”

Indiana had two representatives - Debbie Trocha, Executive Director of the Indiana Cooperative Development Center and Rod Kelsay, Executive Dirctor of the Mid America Cooperative Council - among th