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2014-04-14 12:25:39

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- River Country Cooperative, a diversified ag retailer based in South St. Paul, Minn., and CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative, have completed their study of a formal business merger between the two and will move the process forward, pending further due diligence. The proposed business agreement will be voted upon by River Country Cooperative's membership this summer. "The business is solid today, but...

2014-04-04 23:36:38

640 Farmers Receive Recognition at Farmer-Owned Cooperative’s Annual Meeting La Farge, WI (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, honored 640 of its farmer-owners with Quality Awards at the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting award banquet on April 2, in La Crosse, Wis. Producers of CROPP Cooperative (Organic Valley and Organic Prairie brands) dairy, produce, soy, eggs, feed and meat were...

2014-04-02 12:23:16

RALEIGH, N.C., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are kicking off the 20(th) year of awarding Bright Ideas education grants to North Carolina teachers and are now accepting grant applications. Nearly $600,000 in Bright Ideas grants will be awarded to educators statewide in the 2014-15 school year to fund creative, hands-on classroom projects that fall outside traditional school budgets. Teachers can learn more and apply online at...

2014-03-26 08:23:50

Funds Will Support Food Banks In Areas Impacted By Drought FRESNO, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CoBank and seven affiliated Farm Credit associations that serve California's agricultural sector announced today that they have committed $100,000 to alleviate hunger in drought-stricken farm communities throughout the state. The associations together pledged $50,000, which CoBank matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The seven organizations are American AgCredit, Farm Credit...

2014-03-21 12:24:57

Record Summer Rainfall Impacts Sugar Farmers BELLE GLADE, Fla., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The widely reported record wet season that impacted the entire south Florida region also affected the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) last summer setting the tone for what became a challenging 2014 harvest season for the Florida sugar industry. The deluge experienced over the agricultural area - 46 percent above average rainfall - flooded farms and hampered the crops' important summer...

2014-03-17 12:25:50

More than $114 million shared with members through annual dividend SEATTLE, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- REI, the nation's leading specialty retailer of quality outdoor gear and apparel, achieved record annual sales of $2.0 billion in 2013, up 5.9 percent from $1.9 billion the previous year. Comparable store sales, inclusive of direct to consumer sales, increased 2.9 percent. Operating income, on a non-GAAP basis, excluding charitable donations, patronage dividends and...

2014-03-12 08:31:33

QUEBEC CITY, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives will welcome over 150 international experts to share with participants their vision, knowledge, and perspective on challenges and future prospects facing cooperative and mutual enterprises. Some of the cooperative movement's biggest names from the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Canada have already confirmed their participation in the second edition of the Summit....

2014-03-09 16:22:11

RALEIGH, N.C., March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives' crews have worked tirelessly to restore outages resulting from Friday's winter weather event. Outages now stand at 12,000 down from a peak of 62,600 on Friday afternoon. The majority of the remaining outages are located in Alamance, Davidson, Durham, Orange and Person Counties, the result of ice and sustained high winds that brought down trees and limbs. The cooperatives appreciate the...

2014-03-08 16:20:11

RALEIGH, N.C., March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperative line crews worked through the night and have worked all day to restore power to as many electric cooperative members as possible. There are currently 31,800 outages down from a peak yesterday of 62,600 outages. Davidson and Orange Counties are currently experiencing the most outages. Outages were caused by ice and sustained high winds, which brought down trees and limbs. Downed trees have...

2014-03-07 16:22:38

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chief executive officer of Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., Janie Miller, has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of the National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs (NASHCO). Miller was elected Feb. 24 at NASHCO's annual meeting in Washington, DC. She succeeds Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections. Hickey was elected chair of the board at...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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