Rural Cooperative Magazine (July/August 1999)
A Sea of Greens
On the Cover: These collard greens picked by Spencer Lewis will be
washed, chopped and packaged before being shipped to one of 30 schools in
northwest Florida. Processing and marketing are being performed by the New
North Florida Cooperative.
Opening Comments by Jill Long Thompson, Under Secretary, USDA Rural Development
Amber Waves of Change
Kansas grain cooperatives adapting to global marketplace
Pamela J. Karg
Hog-Tied in Kentucky?
No, thanks to a co-op helping small-scale hog producers survive in a depressed market
Boosting Rural New Mexico
Farmer co-ops key element in effort to help Hispanics and Pueblo Indians build sustainable communities
A Sea of Greens
Low-income farmers use vegetable processing, marketing co-op to create new opportunity in north Florida
Pamela J. Karg
Planning to Prosper:
Recalling lessons learned from livestock slaughter and meat packing co-ops
Brad Gehrke and James Matson
Co-op Member Education Needed in 21st
William J. Nelson
Co-ops Remain Major Players in Dairy
K. Charles Ling
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
COOPERATIVES' RESPONSE NEEDED FOR 1999
Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture
Jill Long Thompson, Under Secretary, Rural Development
Dayton J. Watkins, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
La Jaycee Brown, Director, Public Affairs & Legislative Staff
Dan Campbell, Managing Editor
USDA Design Center, Design
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