NCBA-CLUSA/Co-op Weekly – Trump Administration’s 2020 budget again proposes steep cuts.

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Wealth of Networks

Trump Administration’s 2020 budget again proposes steep cuts to programs that drive

co-op development

The proposed budget asks for a 15 percent cut to USDA programs that support American communities, and a 24 percent cut to the International Affairs budget. [photo: The Hill]

President Trump yesterday released his Administration’s budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2020. While we eagerly await the forthcoming details, this week’s topline numbers raise grave concern.


NCBA CLUSA is deeply disappointed to see steep cuts to both domestic and international development support for strategies that will help people capture economic opportunity and become more self-sufficient as cooperative businesses.

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The mobile clinic provides medical services to thousands of remote farmer families, most of which would otherwise go untreated. National Co+op Grocers donation serves over 4,300 medical patients in East Timor

Over 4,300 rural patients have received medical and dental care so far thanks to the first half of a yearlong partnership between National Co+op Grocers and Cooperativa Café Timor in the Southeast Asian country of East Timor.

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CLSI participants attend the full IMPACT Conference and have access to exclusive orientation and networking events.NCBA CLUSA announces scholarships for the Cooperative Leaders and Scholars InstituteNCBA CLUSA will provide scholarships for the Cooperative Leaders and Scholars Institute for the third consecutive year. The Cooperative Leaders and Scholars Institute will be held from October 1-4, 2019 at the Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia.

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Representatives from dozens of organizations took part in today’s event with the Small Business Administration.Co-ops offer alternatives to personal guarantee requirement during SBA listening sessionToday, NCBA CLUSA participated in the Small Business Administration’s listening session on how to increase access to its loan programs. As required by the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, SBA is seeking alternatives to a personal guarantee requirement on loans to cooperative businesses.

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