Co-Op News, Events and Features: By NCBS CLUSA

The Administration’s infrastructure plan could create opportunities for co-op sector engagement, especially in spurring rural development. [photo courtesy Bloomberg] Co-ops integral to Administration’s infrastructure plan, but RCDG funding must be preserved The nation’s cooperative businesses are poised to be an integral part of achieving a 10-year infrastructure plan released by the White House yesterday, but a concurrent proposal to gut the only federal program dedicated to advancing the impact of cooperative businesses nationwide jeopardizes that potential.Keep reading spacespacespaceicon-facebook
Cooperative ownership is the key to a more inclusive economy. Help make the case at IMPACT 2018!

Early-bird registration now open for 2018 Co-op IMPACT Conference Early-bird registration is now open for NCBA CLUSA’s 2018 Co-op IMPACT Conference, scheduled for October 3 – 5 at the Sheraton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia

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U.S. government funding extends to cooperative development. Here,

cooperative managers attend a training in Malaw

White House FY19 budget proposes cuts to critical foreign assistance programs

NCBA CLUSA is joining its international nonprofit partners to call for no less than $59.1 billion to maintain U.S. leadership on foreign assistance.

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Individual members of NCBA CLUSA and employees of a Cooperative or Associate Member in good standing are eligible for election.

Less than two weeks left to nominate a 2018 Board of Directors candidate Nominees interested in running to fill five seats on the 2017 NCBA CLUSA Board of Directors, which guides and inspires the organization, should complete and submit this Nomination Form no later than February 23.

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CoBank and five other Farm Credit institutions are investing in rural job creation.

CoBank commits $7.5 million to new rural private equity fund

CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the U.S., has committed $7.5 million to a new private equity fund that will promote job growth and economic development. 

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