• Top 100 Co-ops Produce Revenues of $234.5 Billion Reports NCB

    100 105aa100 105aaThe National Cooperative Bank (NCB) recently released its annual NCB Co-op 100, listing the nation’s top 100 revenue-earning cooperative businesses. In 2013, these businesses posted revenue totaling approximately $234.5 billion, a 3.6% increase from 2012. The NCB Co-op 100 remains the only annual report of its kind to track the profits and successes of cooperative businesses in the United States.  

  • One year later, NRECA remembers and reports on Typhoon Haiyan’s Aftermath

    131110 PHOTO HaiyanTyphoon 3.jpg.CROP.original-original 56d52131110 PHOTO HaiyanTyphoon 3.jpg.CROP.original-original 56d52On Novemebr 8, 2013, typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines causing millions of dollars in damage and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.  NCBA CLUSA member The National Rural Electic Cooperative Association (NRECA) published the following story recalling the tragedy and highlighting the ongoing recovery efforts.  Reporter Zuraidah Hoffman from RE Magazine filed this story.

  • Midwest Is Home to More Co-ops on USDA's List of Top 100 Ag Co-ops

    usda-guaranteed-loans a64b9usda-guaranteed-loans a64b9On the heals of Co-op Month,Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA’s annual release of the Nation’s Top 100 Agricultural Cooperatives.

    USDA’s annual ...

  • For Linda Phillips, NCBA CLUSA's upcoming Co-op Professionals Conference will provide unparalleled collaborative opportunities

    linda-phillips-web 2b8fclinda-phillips-web 2b8fcLinda D. Phillips, Esq., an attorney at Denver, Colorado-based Phillips Law Offices LLC, provides counsel for the cooperative community related to their business enterprises. She advises clients on types of business entities and tax issues involved in starting a company. She also assists companies transferring ownership to their employees. Phillips is part of a team of distinguished legal experts working with NCBA CLUSA to organize a brand-new platform for professional collaboration within the cooperative

  • USDA Webinar: The role of cooperatives in local food systems development

    ag-farm-500 934f2ag-farm-500 934f2In celebration of Co-op Month, NCBA CLUSA is pleased to invite its members to join the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), national cooperative leaders and development specialists for an engaging webinar on how cooperatives have benefited food supply chains and played a critical role in developing local and regional food systems.

    Andrew Jermolowicz, Associate Deputy Administrator of Co-op Programs at USDA Rural Development, will moderate the discussion, scheduled for October 30, 2014, at 1 p.m.

  • Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces funding to strengthen rural businesses and cooperatives

    USDA-rural-development-web22 8c4adUSDA-rural-development-web22 8c4adAn October 24 announcement by the USDA reflects the advocacy efforts of NCBA CLUSA and its partners to preserve funding for the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program, which boosts economic development in rural communities nationwide:  

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 43 organizations in 27 states for grants and loans to help create jobs and boost economic

  • Tackling economic inequality in the U.S. through worker co-ops

    worker-coop-500 af335worker-coop-500 af335In June, the New York City Council voted to approve a historic $1.2 million initiative to fund the development of worker co-ops as a way for low-income and minority New Yorkers to become business owners. Co-operative News reporter Anca Voinea explores the impact of worker co-ops in economic inequality in 

  • Webinar: “Trends in the Retirement Plan Industry–Multiple Employer Plans,” featuring Pentegra

    Pentegra Logo 4C 4e2bcPentegra Logo 4C 4e2bcThe National Cooperative Business Association's November 18 webinar, "Trends in the Retirement Plan Industry–Multiple Employer Plans," featuring NCBA CLUSA Associate Member Pentegra, will walk attendees through the key advantages of multiple employer plans (MEPs), which cover employers that are not commonly owned and provide greater benefit security by pooling risk. 

    Founded in 1943 as a non-for-profit cooperative

  • CUNA applauds Obama's executive order for greater data security

    cuna logo1 ae237cuna logo1 ae237The Credit Union National Association is actively engaged with payment networks, financial institutions, retailers and manufacturers to achieve greater data security by 2015. An executive order signed by President Barack Obama on October 17 called, "Improving the Security of Consumer Financial Transactions," augments these efforts, CUNA said in a

  • A place at the table: Strategic Sourcing at restaurant purchasing co-ops

    C Horwath 2c b18d1-1 94ce0C Horwath 2c b18d1-1 94ce0Purchasing cooperatives are a well-established feature of the restaurant industry, providing the owners of restaurant franchises with professional buying expertise and negotiation strengths while helping franchisors maintain a stable supply chain. Despite their importance to franchisors and franchisees alike, however, independent purchasing co-ops—particularly food purchasing co-ops—often find that their success is limited by processes beyond their immediate control.

    Because it is governed by a board representing both the

  • NCGA disappointed by EPA’s decision to approve Enlist Duo, calls for mandatory GMO labeling

    NCGA-logo-web 4880aNCGA-logo-web 4880aThe EPA's recent decision to register a new herbicide designed to manage resistant weeds has spurred the National Cooperative Grocers Association to reiterate its call for mandatory GMO labeling. The organization is a strong supporter of the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act: 

    The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) expresses its deep concern over the

  • At Quebec Summit, panel considers smallholder farmers as food security solution

    panel-amy-web 366eapanel-amy-web 366eaNCBA CLUSA’s COO for International Development Amy Coughenour shared a unique perspective on smallholder farming at the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives’ panel on family farming and food security last week.

    Bringing vulnerable smallholder farmers into the global economy, Coughenour said, depends on the integration of four distinct pillars of food security—availability, access, utilization and governance—not on an increase in commercial farming alone.

    The conversation came during a year the United Nations named the "

  • NCBA CLUSA and USDA representatives convene for Co-op Month forum, webinar

    USDA-rural-development-web22 8c4adUSDA-rural-development-web22 8c4adNCBA CLUSA will host representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the National Press Club next week for a forum and panel discussion on the intersection of cooperatives and the government.

    The event falls during Co-op Month, an annual opportunity to celebrate the cooperative difference, the movement’s history and its

  • October 16 is International Credit Union Day

    world-credit-unions cdaf1world-credit-unions cdaf1We're joining cooperatives nationwide to raise awareness of the "Local Service, Global Good" credit unions provide by celebrating International Credit Union Day today. The Credit Union National Association published this round-up of ICU Day events happening nationwide. Find more by searching social media sites for

  • U.S. agriculture co-ops set record for annual sales, income

    ag-farm-500 934f2ag-farm-500 934f2Since 1930, co-ops across the U.S. have convened every October to celebrate the cooperative movement's history and economic impact on communities nationwide. This year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) marked the launch of Co-op Month by announcing milestones set by agriculture co-ops nationwide: 

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the nation's farmer, rancher and fishery

  • The People’s Voice: Working with Electric Co-ops Around the World

    World-rural-electric 910d1World-rural-electric 910d1Cooperatives nationwide are joining together this October to celebrate Co-op Month, a time to reflect on the cooperative movement's history and economic impact worldwide. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association took the opportunity to publish some highlights from their international program, which has provided electricity to more than

  • 2015 inductees to Cooperative Hall of Fame announced

    CDF-400-web 97c86CDF-400-web 97c86Four outstanding cooperative leaders will receive the cooperative community’s highest honor on May 6, 2015, when they are inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame.

    The inductees are consumer cooperative advocate and educator Ann Hoyt, retired professor and department chair of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Consumer Science; cooperative agri-business leader Daniel T. Kelly, former GROWMARK, Inc., board chair; cooperative educator William J. Nelson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and president of the CHS Foundation; and cooperative

  • NCBA CLUSA and Texas A&M University team up to promote international agricultural development

    small-farmer 15c1bsmall-farmer 15c1bA Memorandum of Understanding signed in September of 2014 between NCBA CLUSA and Texas A&M AgriLife Research solidifies a five-year collaboration in the areas of agricultural research, food security and development to foster effective international agricultural development programs.

    As part of the Texas A&M University system, Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s leading research agency in agriculture, natural resources and life sciences. The agency has conducted research on pressing agricultural and ranching issues since the late nineteenth

  • Webinar: “Emerging Best Practices in Strategic Sourcing” by Crowe Horwath

    C Horwath 2c b18d1-1 94ce0C Horwath 2c b18d1-1 94ce0With offices nationwide, Crowe Horwath is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S. The organization provides audit services for public and private entities—among them cooperatives—while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services.

    Crowe Horwath has served cooperative clients for the past 25 years. Partner Greg A. Stump, who has personally provided tax and business consulting services to co-ops, says co-ops offer “tremendous benefits” to their members.

  • CUNA celebrates 100 Million credit union memberships at Nationals Park

    CU1 c97b9CU1 c97b9In June, credit unions surpassed 100 million members nationwide. A team from the Credit Union National Association was on hand September 26 to celebrate the milestone and advocate for "A Smarter Choice" at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.:

    Credit unions and the 100 million memberships milestone were on full display at a recent game between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins.

The Credit Union National Administration had two booths at the game, passing out slap koozies and other credit union materials to those in



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