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Feb 24, 2021
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The celebration of Black History Month was always intended to be about the future. When Carter G. Woodson first launched the event in 1926,  it was with the expectation... Read more >

Topics: Success Story
Feb 3, 2021
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The Fredericksburg Food Co-op is hosting a  Black history month presentation by Cornelius Blanding, Executive Director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. The Federation, which grew directly out of the civil rights movement more than 50 years ago, is a non-profit cooperative association of black farmers, landowners, and cooperatives. The mission areas of the Federation include:

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Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops, Networking
Feb 3, 2021
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Cooperatives have long been used as a tool to establish deep roots in communities and give everyone the opportunity to meaningfully participate in their society and economy. Black communities in particular have historically used cooperatives as a strategy for shared economic advancement in the face of incredible odds.

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Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops
Jun 5, 2020
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

On June 5, President Trump signed the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act into law. The new law, led by Representative Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) passed the House of Representatives with near unanimous support last week, and passed the Senate by unanimous consent earlier this week.  Click... Read more >

Topics: Success Story Tags: PPP, paycheck protection program, cooperatives, NCBA
May 1, 2020
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The Indiana State Dept of Health has released guidance for Farmers Markets to operate during the COVID 19 pandemic.  See below to download the document. Read more >

Topics: Success Story Tags: Farmers Markets, COVID 19, guidance
Apr 24, 2020
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program Secretary Perdue announced on April 17 that the USDA is exercising authority under the Families First... Read more >

Topics: Technical Assistance Tags: USDA, AMS, Food box distribution
Apr 17, 2020
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Cooperatives are all about innovation and outside of the box thinking—especially when it’s a necessity. Check out Komae, a cooperative solution to providing childcare for healthcare workers, first-responders, and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: ... Read more >

Topics: Success Story
Apr 13, 2020
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world, it is impacting agriculture from farm to fork, and everywhere in between. Click ... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops
Apr 7, 2020
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Indiana-based electric co-op NineStar Connect worked around the clock to speed broadband connection to a new medical clinic testing patients for COVID-19! Click... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: electric, rural electric, co-ops, cooperatives, health care
Apr 3, 2020
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration published an interim rule making clear that many cooperatives are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program established under the CARES Act, the historic ... Read more >

Tags: COVID 19, coronavirus, paycheck, paycheck protection program

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