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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...

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has become aware that some Wisconsin farmers are receiving telephone calls about supposed grants from the “Federal Crop Registry.” Call recipients are left a message with a phone number to call and are told they have three days to respond...

Cooperative Network remains engaged on what the impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations will be on cooperative members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. As a member of Americans for Farmers and Families (AFF), Cooperative Network also continues to explore ways to be helpful along with the other...

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