News by sector: Agriculture

The D.C. Court of Appeals has ruled that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violated the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) by issuing the July 22, 2015, memorandum revising its policy for retail facility exemptions under the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard.  The...

The draft Wisconsin State Freight Plan is now available from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Enhancing freight mobility is a top priority for WisDOT.  The purpose of the freight plan is to develop one cohesive vision for an integrated and multimodal freight network.  The final plan will include the following: Link...

| By Charlene Vrieze, Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation

The Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation (MCEF), the nonprofit arm of Cooperative Network, has awarded the 2016 Edward Slettom Cooperative Leadership Scholarship to five Minnesota students interested in pursuing careers in cooperatives. The awards range from $500 to $1,000. “It was nearly a record year for applicants,” said Tom Liebe, MCEF...

Gov. Mark Dayton announced during the Minnesota State Fair his administration's intent to reverse perceived pollinator decline and to restore pollinator health in Minnesota. His Aug. 25 executive order declared pollinator decline serious and in need of attention to ensure the sustainability of food production systems; to avoid economic impact...

More than 40 co-op representatives, government officials, and media attended Cooperative Network’s Federal Dairy Issues Forum, Aug. 4, at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Onalaska, Wisconsin. The forum addressed key topics including international trade, immigration reform, the margin protection program, and California’s proposed federal milk marketing order.

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