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In 2011, staff from the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) in Minneapolis met with about 30 residents of Long Prairie, Minn., to discuss starting a farmer cooperative that would improve their income and promote economic development. After meetings throughout that winter, the cooperative... Learn more
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September 1 constitutes the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Autonomous Region. To mark the occasion, ChinAfrica , Beijing Review  's sister publication, dispatched Hou Weili to compose a series of reports on the region and its people. What he found was a thriving cooperative culture. Read more at... Learn more
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September 1 constitutes the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Autonomous Region. To mark the occasion, ChinAfrica , Beijing Review  's sister publication, dispatched Hou Weili to compose a series of reports on the region and its people. What he found was a thriving cooperative culture. Read more at... Learn more
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Farmers markets are gearing up again this summer, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program, or KYF2, can help consumers and producers learn more about them.The program — designed to promote locally produced food — has information and advice involving farmers... Learn more
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Latinos who dream of becoming farm owners are forming co-ops and getting business training. Agua Gorda cooperative is in its early stages of growth. Its five members are part of a pilot program that’s preparing Latinos to learn the American way of farming, and perhaps position themselves to take... Learn more
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Sunkist Growers today unveiled Sunkist ® Family Stories , a multimedia storytelling project dedicated to sharing the rich heritage of Sunkist growers through video and imagery. Sunkist Family Stories will profile multigenerational Sunkist growers from California and Arizona , offering a window into... Learn more
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Farmers grouped under cooperative Tuzamurane in Muhanga District have seen their crop yields increase due to modern farming training they underwent. The cooperative, operating in Cyeza Sector comprises 899 members, 504 of whom are women. The cooperative head said Rwarri trains farmers in modern... 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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For George Siemon, a cooperative is more than a business model. It's about staying true to a mission and getting people to work together, principles that can translate to great accomplishments. It's about having dreams and people trying to solve their own problems. When our cooperative started, we... Learn more
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Here's another example of cooperatives' concern for their communities (and a fun one at that). In August, the ten members of Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s first-ever Cabot Fit Team will assemble in Cape Elizabeth, Maine to compete in the 16th Annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race. The team,... Learn more
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