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
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
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
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
INSIDE RURAL DEVELOPMEN
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
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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