FEATURES & NEWS

Innovation a necessity, not a choice,
for 21st century co-ops

By Kimberly Zeuli & Judy Turpin

Special Section: Organic Co-ops Taking Root

Going with the Grain
N.M. organic wheat co-op
provides lift to farmers, rural
economy
By Catherine Merlo

Cream of the CROPP
Demand outstripping supply
as CROPP dairy products
go prime time
By Dan Campbell

Local-based, alternative marketing
strategy could help
save more small farms

By Thomas W. Gray

A Fresh Advantage
Co-op helps small farms
market produce to high-end
restaurants
By Pamela J. Karg

Slice of the market
Penns Corner, Tuscarora co-ops
target growing restaurant trade
By Stephen A. Thompson

Who you gonna call?
ATTRA output helps low-input
ag expand its market niche
By Paul Williams

Trading Places
Fortunes of California rice co-ops took opposite trajectories
By Jennifer J. Keeling & Colin A. Carter

Soybean extruder opens new
doors for Dakota co-op

By Pamela J. Karg

Organic Co-op Taking Root



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On the Cover:
Travis and Amy Forgues, Vermont dairy farmers, say organic farming and
co-ops play an increasingly important role in helping keep more family
farms, such as theirs, in operation. Photo by Carrie Branovan, courtesy
Organic Valley/CROPP





Mike Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture
Gilbert Gonzales, Acting Under Secretary, USDA Rural Development
Peter Thomas, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Roberta D. Purcell, Deputy Administrator, USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Dan Campbell, Editor
Vision Integrated Marketing/KOTA, Design

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