News by topic: Advocacy

Cooperative Network recently hosted seven executives representing state cooperative councils and centers from around the country. The biennial meeting gives an opportunity for leaders of state cooperative councils to share information and ideas on advocacy and education efforts, as well as meet with cooperative leaders in different regions of the...

Proposed comprehensive update to cooperative statute benefits cooperatives, member-owners MADISON, Wis. [August 30, 2017] – Earlier this year, Cooperative Network worked with a bipartisan group of legislators to introduce AB 353 and SB 281 – the Cooperative Statute Modernization Bill. This member-driven legislation is the first major proposed revision of...

Below is Cooperative Network's AB 353 and SB 281 Fact Sheet that was recently distributed to members of the Wisconsin Legislature: To: Members, Wisconsin Legislature RE: AB 353 and SB 281 Numerous legislative offices have alerted us to a Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU)-produced document containing erroneous information about AB 35...

Cooperative Network’s Resolutions Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 20 in Eau Claire, Wis. to discuss proposed new resolutions or changes to existing resolutions. If you have any suggestions, they can be submitted to Patrick Murray at patrick.murray@cooperativenetwork.coop or John Manske at john.manske@cooperativenetwork.coop. Final action on the resolutions will take...

Cooperative Network recently signed onto a letter urging Governor Dayton and legislative leaders to delay implementation of the new buffer law due to its current provisions. A host of agriculture stakeholders groups, commodity groups, and county commissioners throughout the state also signed onto the letter, which advised the legislature and...

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