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Cooperative Network recently hosted seven executives representing state cooperative councils and centers from around the country. The biennial meeting gives an opportunity for leaders of state cooperative councils to share information and ideas on advocacy and education efforts, as well as meet with cooperative leaders in different regions of the...

Proposed comprehensive update to cooperative statute benefits cooperatives, member-owners MADISON, Wis. [August 30, 2017] – Earlier this year, Cooperative Network worked with a bipartisan group of legislators to introduce AB 353 and SB 281 – the Cooperative Statute Modernization Bill. This member-driven legislation is the first major proposed revision of...

The Federated Youth Foundation recently sponsored The Cooperative Experience, a two-day program for high school and college students to gain a deeper understanding of the cooperative business model, types of cooperative businesses, career offerings and the opportunity to meet with leaders at a number of cooperatives. Groups invited to attend...

Below is Cooperative Network's AB 353 and SB 281 Fact Sheet that was recently distributed to members of the Wisconsin Legislature: To: Members, Wisconsin Legislature RE: AB 353 and SB 281 Numerous legislative offices have alerted us to a Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU)-produced document containing erroneous information about AB 35...

Cooperative Network’s Dairy Committee and its Dairy Legislative and Regulatory Committee will meet on June 21 in La Crosse, Wis. to discuss proposed new resolutions or changes to existing resolutions that relate to dairy or agriculture in general. Final action on the resolutions will take place at Cooperative Network’s Annual...

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