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Purchasing Cooperatives

PDF Logo Basics of Shared-Services Cooperatives
Service Report 46. 35 pgs 1995. Anthony Cooks, Karen Spatz, and Marc Warman
USDA Rural Development

PDF Logo Cooperative Organization and Structure.
CIR 1 Section 6. 56 pgs. Reprinted 1993.
Donald L. Vogelsang, John M. Bailey, Lloyd Biser, E. Eldon Eversull, and J. Warren Mather.

USDA Rural Development

Neighborhoods warm to bargaining power of co-ops
by Tux Turkel, Rural Cooperatives March/April 2001

Opportunities for Co-operatives in Health Care
This paper canvasses five models for existing and new co-operatives in the field of health services: primary care co-operative, community hospital co- operative, health services and products purchasing co-operative, health insurance co-operative, integrated provision and insurance co-operative. Discussion Paper No. 3, Co-operative Federation of Victoria Ltd, Melbourne, Australia.

Proceedings of National and Pacific Coast Bargaining Cooperative Conferences.
30 to 64 pgs. These reports present highlights of an annual conference where leaders of the Nation's bargaining cooperatives share insights on how to maximize the marketing power of their producer-members and related challenges facing their cooperatives.
USDA Rural Development

PDF Logo Service Report 55 - 1997
PDF Logo Service Report 47 - 1994
PDF Logo Service Report 42 - 1993

Purchasing co-ops realize big savings for small operators
by Jody Padgham of UWCC, The Country Today, February 28, 2001

PDF Logo Shared-Services Cooperatives
CIR 49. 1995. 6 page brochure
Anthony C. Crooks. et. al
USDA Rural Development

Wisconsin Cooperatives: Directory and Business Information Guide's
section on Purchasing Cooperatives

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