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Cooperative Network-led language that would allow for the establishment of an agricultural cooperative health plan was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton on January 26. The provision was contained in a larger piece of legislation aimed at providing healthcare premium relief to assist in stabilizing Minnesota’s individual insurance market...

Recently, Hoard's Dairyman featured Cooperative Network's comments on how the Trump presidency will potentially impact the dairy industry.  Check out these links to read Part 1 and Part 2 of the feature in Hoard's Dairyman. 

“Cooperative Network strongly supports efforts to protect the integrity of dairy products by requiring national enforcement of the sensible labeling requirements we already have on the books.  When misbranded items are corrected, we believe consumers will choose real dairy products over imitations, which will benefit Wisconsin’s vital $43 billion dollar...

Cooperative Network is proud to partner with colleague organizations, especially those that share our cooperative principles. One of those organizations, the Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA), published a column in their recent newsletter highlighting our partnership. From our legislative advocacy, to our partnership at the MREA’s Annual Meeting and Energy...

Cooperative Network Director of Government Relations David Ward and other dairy industry leaders participated in a dairy roundtable hosted by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on Oct. 11 in Westby, Wisconsin. Vilsack traveled to Westby to discuss dairy industry needs in the areas of trade, safety net programs like the Margin...

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