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The cost of living has been on the rise for a while – and for students feeling the pinch, co-operatives are providing cheaper options for accommodation, food and transport. To help, the Co-operative Education Trust Scotland and Co-operative News have launched a new Student’s Guide to Starting a Co-... Learn more
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A commercial grade solar installation slated for construction in Minnesota this spring will produce power for electric cooperatives within months. Dairyland Power Cooperative has agreed to buy the output from a 517-kilowatt facility owned by Minnesota-Three, LLC, a joint venture of three of the... Learn more
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Cooperatives are highly committed to the social and environmental development of their territory as they are based locally. They do not delocalize. Rooted in the community and managed by local stakeholders, they are able to detect local needs and respond to them. Many cooperatives dedicate... Learn more
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Fifty and more years ago, very busy hog, cattle, dairy and grain farmer-members did all the cooperative lifting. They gathered orders, kept accounts and, often as not, used their own trucks, tractors and wagons to deliver their co-op brothers' purchases. Cooperation is an essential tool used by... Learn more
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NCBA CLUSA‘s Annual Cooperatives Conference draws hundreds of cross-sector cooperative leaders passionate about learning the latest best practices and trends for creating powerful change in their organizations. Join us in Washington, DC for two exciting days of advocacy, collaboration and education... Learn more
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The Kilimanjaro Cooperative Bank is another example of the power of cooperatives. Several rural cooperatives came together in 1994/95 to establish the bank. The bank has a number of financial products that are designed for small-scale farmers such as ‘pembejeo loans’, ‘farm implements loan’. In... Learn more
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Several facilities designed for those 55 and older have been built in Des Moines and central Iowa in recent years. Multiple housing analyses in recent years have pointed to a need for even more senior housing in the coming years, said Ashley Jared, communications director for the Iowa Finance... Learn more
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The 16th Annual Farmer Cooperative Conference will be held next month in Minneapolis. The November 7-8 event will offer top-notch, thoughtful analysis of the cutting-edge issues that face agribusiness cooperatives today. For informaiton and to register go to http://www.uwcc.wisc.edu/outreach/FCC/... Learn more
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October is Co-op Month and all over the world co-ops and their members are celebrating. Go to www.ncba.coop to see the new co-op month posters. Learn more
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Minnesota is now home to 79 of the nation's 103 senior-citizen housing co-ops, according to the Senior Cooperative Foundation of St. Paul. This year Minnesota is surging ahead, with new co-ops planned in Shoreview, Burnsville, Bloomington and Champlin. The growth is driven by an aging population,... Learn more
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