Focus on Co-op Month | By Karen Macdonald | The Farm Credit System is a network of cooperatives: four banks and 78 regional lending associations are each structured as a cooperatives, adhering to the seven cooperative principles that include ownership by their customers and governance by a democratically elected board.
October Is Co-op Month! | Simply Suzanne Blog | Our nation’s food system is unparalleled in the world due to the commitment of our farmers and ranchers – thousands of whom are Farm Credit customer-owners. The cooperative member-owners vote for and serve on boards that govern their organizations and ensure that Farm Credit remains focused on its mission of serving rural America.
Co-op Group's board is 'dysfunctional', says Myners
The Co-operative Group should adopt a much smaller board and focus on being profitable in order to survive, according to a major review of the 150-year old organisation. The Co-op’s food business was the least well-placed of ten major grocers to endure a “deep and long price war”. He added that the Co-op’s share of the grocery market has fallen from 30 per cent in the 1950s to 5 per cent today.