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Cooperative Network hosted an energy and security roundtable discussion with the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum (WisCEF) and four star retired Air Force General Donald Hoffman. WisCEF was hosting General Hoffman for two days in Wisconsin to discuss the changes taking place in energy markets and its impact to national security...

On April 19, Cooperative Network participated in a Farm Bill listening session hosted by U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D – MN) in western Minnesota. As a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Committee, Smith’s staff has hosted several other meetings throughout the state to gather input on the...

On April 20, Cooperative Network filed comments with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in support of co-op members whose access to freight rail service stands be threatened. Recently, the Metropolitan Council (Council) filed a petition with the STB asking that they approve an arrangement where the Council would acquire ownership of...

Last week, Cooperative Network testified in opposition to the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) proposed administrative penalty order plan for buffer law implementation. The proposal would have fined farmers who are out of compliance with the buffer law by up to $500 per linear foot and...

On Tuesday April 10, dairy industry leaders from Minnesota and Wisconsin gathered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for Cooperative Network’s Federal Dairy Issues Forum. Cooperative Network focuses much of its work on state issues in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Because many of the issues in the dairy industry are federal in nature...

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