News by topic: Advocacy

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...

Cooperative Network's Farm Supply, Grain, and Fuel Committee met Sept. 7 in Brainerd, Minnesota, in conjunction with the Minnesota Statewide Managers Meeting. Discussion centered on reaction and feedback to Gov. Mark Dayton’s recent executive order on the perceived pollinator decline in Minnesota. The gathering featured speakers from the Minnesota Department...

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...

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...

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