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Co-op salvages hope amid ruins
Southern Plains takes a licking, but keeps on ticking

By Stephen Thompson

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Team effort provides financing for modern, $35 million dairy plant


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Broadband co-op helping southern Virginia attract new information technology jobs

By Dan Campbell

Mica, Abernathy, Ditsch named top co-op communicators

Evolving technology may generate profit from biodiesel glycerin glut
By Anthony Crooks


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On the Cover:
The Southern Plains Cooperative elevator in Greensburg, Kan., was
one of the few structures still standing after the town was hit by a
1.7-mile-wide tornado on May 4. For a look at how the coop
and town are striving to recover from the tragedy. USDA photo by
Stephen Thompson