January 10, 2014 CBJonline

January 10, 2014
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Legislative Update 

by Alan Knapp, Vice President of Advocacy NCBA CLUSA

Another year is upon us and NCBA CLUSA has been actively engaged in legislative affairs that are essential to the advancement of cooperatives throughout the country.  A couple of key pieces of legislation that touch the lives of our members are the Rural Cooperative Development Grants (RCDG) and the Farm Bill Read more »

NCBA CLUSA Launches 2014 Membership Drive

Now is a great time to renew your membership with NCBA CLUSA.  We made many changes in 2013 and 2014 is shaping up to have amazing potential for cooperatives to show their viability as an option for their members and their communities.  We want cooperatives across the country to thrive in 2014 Read more »

NCBA CLUSA's Chief of Party in Senegal Meets with Key Legislators on the Hill


Meeting to discuss the success of NCBA CLUSA's Feed the Future project in Senegal, Chief of Party Todd Crosby (middle right) met with staff from Representative Charlie Dent's (D-PA) office and Representative David Cicilline's (D-RI) and the House Budget Committee Read more »

Another Case for Going Organic

NCBA CLUSA member Organic Valley recently participated a study suggesting there are additional benefits from certified organic milk. The study analyzed organic milk from cows managed by farmer-owners of the Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools, or CROPP, which markets through the Organic Valley brand. The study was funded by the Measure to Manage program in the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources at Washington State University… Read more »

NCBA CLUSA Names New VP of Membership & Education

The National Cooperative Business Association has tapped Josie Collins to lead its membership and education efforts.   Ms. Collins has a strong background in the cooperative sector and years of experience in association services.  As a certified Credit Union Development Educator, Ms. Collins is well grounded in the Cooperative principles and a dedicated cooperator.  

Prior to joining NCBA CLUSA, Ms. Collins served as the Director of Resource Development & Donor Relations for the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), a 501(c)(3) philanthropic and social responsibility leader in America’s credit union movement.  Included in her responsibilities was the management of fundraising and overseeing the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. 

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The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has grown its international development portfolio to over $34 million of active programs in 15 countries.

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