November 16, 1995 - Issue: Vol. 141, No. 182 — Daily Edition104th Congress (1995 - 1996) - 1st Session
TRIBUTE TO THE WEST BRANCH FARMERS COOPERATIVE; Congressional Record Vol. 141, No. 182
(Extensions of Remarks - November 16, 1995)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E2193-E2194] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] TRIBUTE TO THE WEST BRANCH FARMERS COOPERATIVE ______ HON. DAVE CAMP of michigan in the house of representatives Thursday, November 16, 1995 Mr. CAMP. Mr. Speaker, it is a great pleasure for me to rise today to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the West Branch Farmers Cooperative. The cooperative was recognized on October 28, 1995 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in West Branch, MI. [[Page E 2194]] In 1917, the cooperative began under the direction and inspiration of a few local farmers who desired to decrease the number of middle men between them and their markets. The farmers progressed and organized themselves to form the Ogemaw County Livestock Shippers Association in 1918. Finally, with intense determination and dedication, these men continued the cooperative by revamping its structure in 1946. Today, the cooperative serves not only farmers but retirees, hunters, and pet lovers. I want to join the people of West Branch in honoring those who fought to preserve the West Branch Farmers Cooperative's existence, services, and achievements. I also wish to thank them for their diligence and perseverance through difficulty and challenging times. I wish the cooperative the best of luck in the future, and look forward to their continued growth and success. ____________________