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Cooperatives Build Rural Communities

Cooperatives Build Rural Communities

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, October 24, 2016

Across America, a plethora of cooperative businesses are integral to rural communities and economies, offering essential services that enable citizens and businesses to grow and thrive. Owned and governed by their members, these cooperatives focus on long-term needs rather than short-term profits, creating the foundation on which rural American communities depend. All Americans benefit from the food, fuel and fiber that are produced by these cooperatives’ members and distributed throughout the nation. Read More »

Rural America Matters: Water Infrastructure Essential for Economic Growth

By Nivin Elgohary, Senior Vice President, Electric Distribution, Water and Community Facilities - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

As CoBank’s Senior Vice President for Electric Distribution, Water and Community Facilities Banking Division, Nivin Elgohary manages more than $13.5 billion in total commitments to the rural infrastructure industry nationwide. Read More »

Cooperative Month: Agriculture Co-ops Contribute to Economic Growth

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Across the country, more than 3,000 agricultural cooperatives represent approximately two million farming, ranching and fishery producers. These cooperatives are successful businesses owned by the agricultural producers who are also their members and customers, and they also touch millions of American consumers’ lives every day. Did you know that popular brands like Welch’s, Ocean Spray, Sunkist and Blue Diamond are all cooperative organizations that process, market and distribute products made from the crops raised by their farmer-owners? Read More »

Farm Credit Basics: Cooperative Principle #7

Farm Credit Basics: Cooperative Principle #7

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cooperatives are organizations structured and managed according to seven guiding tenets established in 1844 and formally known as Rochdale Principles of Co-operation. This blog series explores each of these cooperative principles. Read More »