Harvest Season: A Family Affair

By The Co-op Advantage / November 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

As cotton farmers across the region head into the harvest season, it’s a parallel to the rest of our country that begins planning the holiday season. Both are American examples of a family affair.

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Topics: Agricultural News

7 Benefits of Joining A Co-op

By The Co-op Advantage / November 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM

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Topics: Principles of Cooperatives

National Farmer’s Day: Recognizing the Backbone of our Country

By The Co-op Advantage / October 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM

A day of honor is much-deserved for our nation’s hard-working farmers.  Each year, Oct. 12 is set aside to pay tribute to the generations of farmers throughout American history.

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Topics: Agricultural News

National Co-op Month: Cooperatives Commit

By The Co-op Advantage / October 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM

October celebrates National Cooperative Month, along with 40,000 other cooperative businesses serving more than 120 million people nationwide. “Cooperatives Commit” is the theme of this year’s celebration, as cooperatives across the nation engage in efforts to make more people aware of the advantages of the cooperative business model.

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Topics: Principles of Cooperatives

The Waiting Season

By The Co-op Advantage / September 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Just as every nurturing parent enters September with yet another year of watching their children return to school – the “waiting season” begins in hopes their children will flourish.

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Topics: Principles of Cooperatives

Farm Policy: A Deeper Look

By The Co-op Advantage / September 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM

When it comes to farm policy, it’s crucial to have elected officials fighting for the cotton industry’s much-needed safety net for all those along the supply chain.

Good news. The right legislative leaders are in place, as proven at this summer’s listening session in San Angelo, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field.”

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Topics: Agricultural News

Farmers Cooperative Compress: Then and Now

By The Co-op Advantage / August 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM

With its 2016 dividend payout, Farmers Cooperative Compress (FCC) last August celebrated the unprecedented milestone of having distributed $1 billion in dividend payouts to its grower-owners.

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Invest In Their Community

By The Co-op Advantage / August 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM

As we take a look at the seventh co-op principle, concern for community is high-priority for grower-owners. From supporting their grower-owners to local schools, cooperatives work tirelessly to better their communities.

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Topics: Principles of Cooperatives

Assist Other Co-ops

By The Co-op Advantage / August 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Just as there is cooperation within a co-op; there is cooperation among co-ops.

After all, just as grower-owners achieve more together through each co-op, each co-op is more efficient when working with other like-minded businesses. That is the crux of co-op principle six in which real ownership and cooperation among cooperatives come together.

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Topics: Principles of Cooperatives

Help Each Other Improve

By The Co-op Advantage / August 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM

As a grower-owner, you can rest assured you have the added value of education, training and information within a co-op. Grower-owners also inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperatives. That’s the hallmark of principle five – of the seven cooperative principles – in which we’re going to take a closer look in today’s blog.

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Topics: Principles of Cooperatives

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Harvest Season: A Family Affair

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7 Benefits of Joining A Co-op

November 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM

National Farmer’s Day: Recognizing the Backbone of our Country

October 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM