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Going Mobile
Co-ops operate traveling slaughter units to help grow local foods movement
By Stephen Thompson

Illinois Green Pastures Fiber Cooperative
Co-op connects craft makers with locally produced fiber

By Anne Todd

“Not just a job, but a future”
Goal of Evergreen family of worker co-ops is to help struggling neighborhoods prosper
By Dan Campbell

Cooperative Food Hubs
Food hubs fill the ‘missing middle,’ helping small producers tap local markets
By Alan Borst

Why the asset-building movement matters for rural co-op
members

By Heather McCulloch

Fifth Season Cooperative
Having progressed from conception to incorporation, fledgling Wisconsin co-op faces crucial
questions
By Courtney Berner

Co-op Month celebrated at USDA

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ON THE COVER: On-farm processing for beef and poultry
producers is an option in areas served by mobile slaughtering units,
many of them operated by producer cooperatives. This better
allows producers to market to local food markets, resulting in
substantially higher prices for some.