The article discusses the remarks of cooperative leaders addressing the need for modern infrastructure during the session "The Status of Infrastructure in Rural America," by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. Among the cooperative leaders who shared their insights were CoBank chief executive officer (CEO) Tom Halverson, Roanoke Electric Cooperative CEO Curtis Wynn, and GROWMARK director of supply-chain operations Tracy Mack. INSETS: Engineers give waterways a 'D' grade;President's order should speed up infrastructure projects.
UNITED States. Congress and INTERNATIONAL Co-operative Alliance
The article reports that the U.S. Congress has increased international Cooperative Development Program (CDP) grants to raise the funds for international co-operative development during the fiscal year 2017.
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Solomon Islands. Oct2005, p6-7. 2p.
INTERNATIONAL relations, INTERNATIONAL agencies, AMERICAN diplomatic & consular service, and FOREIGN relations of the United States
Presents information on the relations between the U.S. and Solomon Islands. Support extended by the U.S. Congress to the country after the World War II; International organizations affiliated with both countries; Principal U.S. embassy officials in the country.
FINANCIAL institutions and ASSOCIATIONS, institutions, etc.
The article reports that the National Cooperative Bank (NCB) was chartered by the U.S. Congress and privatized as a cooperatively owned financial institution. It is owned by about 3,000 customer/owners. It gives banking services to cooperatives and other member-owned organizations throughout the country.
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Zimbabwe. Jul2005, p11-13. 3p.
INTERNATIONAL relations, LEGISLATION, and AGRICULTURE
Discusses the U.S.-Zimbabwean relations. Event that marked the closure of the U.S. Consulate General on March 17, 1970 in Zimbabwe; Legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in 1971, governing the importation of strategic materials from Rhodesia; Focus of the assistance provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development assistance to Zimbabwe since the 1990s which include agriculture and food security.
TAXATION of cooperative societies, TAX returns, LAW, and LAW & legislation
The article offers updates on the legislative, regulatory and court actions involving cooperatives in the U.S. in 2011. It highlights the legislation passed by the U.S. Senate in February 2011 which enables cooperatives to submit a Form 1099 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It outlines the draft Form 1120-C, U.S. Income Tax Return for Cooperative Associations, issued by the IRS in July 2011.
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Indonesia. May2004, p9-11. 3p.
INTERNATIONAL relations, INTERNATIONAL cooperation, FOREIGN relations of the United States, POLITICAL autonomy, COUNTERTERRORISM, and AMERICAN military assistance
Focuses on the diplomatic relations established between the U.S. and Indonesia. Role of the U.S. in Indonesian independence in the late 1940s; Increase in the cooperation between the two countries on counter-terrorism; Reason the U.S. Congress restricted its military training assistance to Indonesia in 1992.
FISHERIES, FISHERY management, and SUSTAINABLE fisheries
The article offers information about the two reports on excess harvesting capacity that the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) completed in 2008. Topics discussed include the "National Assessment of Excess Harvesting Capacity in Federally Managed Commercial Fisheries" report and the "Excess Harvesting Capacity in U.S. Fisheries: A Report to Congress" report; and proper management to attain sustainable fisheries.