Posts Tagged: cooperative

United FCS to pay out $6 million in cash patronage

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adam Ulbricht adam.ulbricht@unitedfcs.com 320.214.5076   Willmar, Minn. – United FCS member-owners will soon receive patronage checks, as the Association announces a return of $6 million. The payout follows another strong year, despite challenging market conditions. “The ag economy is not where a lot of farmers would like it to be right… Read more »

Cooperative principles: Concern for community

  Cooperatives are organizations structured and managed according to seven guiding tenets established in 1844 and formally known as Rochdale Principles of Co-operation. This blog series explores each of these cooperative principles. In many ways, a cooperative is similar to a community, with member-owners committed to the organization’s success electing its leadership and sharing in… Read more »

Farm Credit history: Embodying the cooperative ideal

    In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson pledged to help farmers obtain credit not available from commercial banks – banks that couldn’t support farmers and ranchers through the ups and downs of agriculture. Detractors claimed that putting the government behind agricultural credit would give undue advantage to farmers. Wilson disagreed. “The farmers, of course, ask… Read more »