News by topic: Legislation

President Donald Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill, into law today. The legislation, which will authorize the nation's principal farm, rural support, and nutrition assistance programs, received overwhelming support in both bodies of Congress last week, passing by a vote of 369-4...

Kris Ackley has joined Cooperative Network as the Membership Development Director. With more than 20 years in association and non-profit management, her main responsibility will be membership engagement, retention and new business development. For the past eight years she led the statewide development efforts at Easter Seals Wisconsin in the...

The Minnesota House of Representatives recently released the results of their annual State Fair Poll. One of the questions posed gauged support for amending the state constitution to require revenue from the sale of auto parts and repairs to be dedicated to fund roads and bridges. Those in support numbered...

On September 10, Cooperative Network testified before the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection in support of an emergency rule relating to milk and a rule relating to grain contractors. At this year’s Co-op Day at the Capitol, Cooperative Network members had advocated with lawmakers to advance legislation that...

As a member of the Coalition to Repeal Wisconsin’s Personal Property Tax, Cooperative Network continues to push for full repeal of what is an unfair and confusing tax. Cooperative Network recently met with Gov. Walker’s staff and informed them this would be one of our key legislative priorities during the...

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