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Last week, the House of Representatives failed to pass its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 198-213. Cooperative Network joined over 150 organizations on a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to reject any amendments that could weaken programs designed to help farmers who are seeing the...

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 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...

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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