• 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

  • NAFCU asks Obama for retailer accountability in data breaches

    Dan Berger WEB 9fb70Dan Berger WEB 9fb70Dan Berger, NAFCU president & CEOThe National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) works to shape the laws and regulations governing the operations of federal credit unions. In a recent letter to President Obama, NAFCU CEO Dan Berger pushes for increased accountability in data breaches.

  • NRECA International implements low-cost rural electrification pilot projects in Tanzania

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    The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's international arm has provided electricity to more than 110 million people in rural communities worldwide. NRECA International's latest electrification projects are in Tanzania, where less than 21 percent of the rural population has access to electric service. This press release explains the

  • World Council of Credit Unions' program enhances food security, rural livelihoods in Ethiopia

    ethiopia-farmers-web 56ba8World Council of Credit Unionsethiopia-farmers-web 56ba8 is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. The Council has implemented close to 300 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. A recent project in three regions of Ethiopia increased farmers' incomes by 300 percent: 

    World Council of Credit Unions exceeded its targets to improve food security and livelihoods for farming families in

  • Food security panel explores role of U.S. cooperatives in global push to end hunger

    food-security-panel-web f8cf7food-security-panel-web f8cf7Co-ops are an integral player in the push to establish new linkages between the U.S. government and the private sector to end hunger, a panel of experts from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. agriculture and food cooperatives said during a global food security panel at NCBA CLUSA’s 2014 Annual Cooperatives Conference earlier this month.

    Jim Barnhart, deputy assistant to the administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, launched the September 10 discussion led by NCBA CLUSA’s COO for

  • NCBA CLUSA announces results of 2014 Board of Directors election

    NCBA-CLUSA-logo-400 b25feNCBA-CLUSA-logo-400 b25feNCBA CLUSA is pleased to announce the results of its 2014 Board of Directors election, which ran August 4 to 29. The following candidates were elected and have begun serving on the board: 

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    Driven by change: Operation Round Up® turns 25

    iStock-coins-hands-web 75129iStock-coins-hands-web 75129More than 250 electric co-ops nationwide are putting the principle of "Concern for Community" into action by giving members the opportunity to round up their electricity bills to the next dollar. All that spare change has raised several hundred million dollars for charitable causes nationwide. Reed Karaim wrote this story for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association about the program's 25th anniversary: ...

  • CoBank named 'Safest Bank' in U.S. by Global Finance magazine

    CoBank-logo-web 47b20CoBankCoBank-logo-web 47b20 serves industries across rural America, providing loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communication providers in all 50 states. The cooperative bank was recently recognized the nation's 'Safest Bank' by Global Finance magazine. CoBank published this press

  • Why co-ops are the future of the American economy

    AlJazeera e69a8AlJazeera e69a8In this opinion piece for Al Jazeera America, Matthew Harwood, senior writer/editor at the ACLU, explains why co-ops are a solution to American economic insecurity, and why the business model should appeal to liberals and conservatives alike: 

    When American politicians and commentators discuss inequality and

  • NCBA CLUSA’s working group at Quebec Summit to cement U.S. co-ops’ key role in adopting ‘Blueprint’

    quebec-summit-web 1b469quebec-summit-web 1b469Registration is now open for NCBA CLUSA’s afternoon working group during the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives, returning to Quebec City next month.

    Called “Designing a Cooperative Future Among U.S. Cooperatives,” the trade association and international development organization’s working group is scheduled for Monday, October 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants can expect to collaborate across cooperative sectors to explore the opportunities and challenges “The Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade”

  • Registration open for inaugural Cooperative Professionals Conference

    CPC-logo-1 198bbCPC-logo-1 198bbWant to network and collaborate with fellow co-op professionals? The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) is hosting the first conference specifically designed for legal and accounting professionals who serve the cooperative community, in collaboration with the following legal experts:

    David P. Swanson, partner, Dorsey & Whitney

    Thomas Beckett, attorney, Mountain South Business Law


  • Annual Co-op 5K to benefit CDF’s cooperative development work

    co-op-5K-web e3ce3co-op-5K-web e3ce3At the starting line during the 2013 Co-op 5K. [photo courtesy CDF]NCBA CLUSA will join other corporate and individual sponsors in the Washington, D.C. area next month for the Cooperative Development Foundation’s 26th Annual Co-op 5K.

    The race regularly draws hundreds of participants and supporters from the local co-op community and helps kick off ...

  • NCB lends $60+ million in new loans for co-op housing during August

    iStock-house--web 10b71iStock-house--web 10b71The National Cooperative Bank strengthens communities nationwide by delivering banking and financial services with an emphasis on cooperative expansion and economic development. The organization sent this press release about its financing activity last month:  

    National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading lender to cooperative housing throughout the Tri-State area, originated $60.5 million in new loans during August for 22 New York area properties.



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