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

Make It Grow and Control Your Own Destiny

By The Co-op Advantage / July 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Last blog, we began taking a closer look at the Seven Cooperative Principles that make up the core foundation in which grower-owners live. Our first two focused on how, as a co-op, we Build it Together – by farmers, for farmers – with open and voluntary membership; and how our grower-owners Make the Decisions. Today’s blog will expand on co-op principles two and three:

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Topics: Principles of Cooperatives

Building Together and Making the Decisions

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

Just as any solid relationship is built on core values – so, too, is the foundation of cooperatives. Originally called the “Rochdale Principles,” this set of seven ideals was put in place as a common core of values for the consistent operation of co-ops and their grower-owners.

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Topics: Principles of Cooperatives

Co-ops Now … Invested in Your Future

By The Co-op Advantage / July 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The co-op has always been about real ownership, transparency and control. Long-supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), cooperatives – and the economic impacts therein – preserve the legacy of family farms, local businesses and rural communities.

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Topics: History of Cooperatives

Co-ops Then … Grounded In Tradition

By The Co-op Advantage / July 5, 2017 at 7:14 PM

As one of the greatest economic contributors to West Texas, Eastern New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas; it’s fair to say cotton is king. And, while residents of these regions reap the benefits of economic growth – it’s on the backs of hard-working farmers to till the land and rely on Mother Nature each year to continue that growth – for the love of their careers and families as well as the contribution to our nation’s agricultural supply and demand.

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Topics: History of Cooperatives

Recent Posts

The Waiting Season

September 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Farm Policy: A Deeper Look

September 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Farmers Cooperative Compress: Then and Now

August 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM