Co-op hotline for farmers
03 April 2020
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutual has launched a co-op farming hotline supporting farmers, fishers and foresters to work together to establish and grow farm co-operatives.
Australia has 230 primary producer-owned co-ops owned by around 20,000 farmers, fishers and foresters, with the top 13 producer-owned companies achieving a combined turnover of $6.6 billion.
The BCCM’s Co-operative Farming Project, supported by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, also provides farmers with information and resources to support them in setting up or growing a co-operative.
Read more from Farm Weekly (scroll down to story four).
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