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Donald M. Barnes and Christopher E. Ondeck, "The Capper-Volstead Act: Opportunity Today and Tomorrow", August, 1997.

Charles Bassford, Esq., "Co-op Counsel's Corner: A Comparison Between Condominiums and Cooperatives", Homestead Housing Center Newsletter - 4th Quarter, 1996.

Ralph B. Bunje, "Cooperative Farm Bargaining and Price Negotiation", USDA Rural Development, CIR 26, 1988.

Robert C. Rathbone, "Cooperative Financing and Taxation", USDA Rural Development,
CIR 1 Section 9, 1995.

John Reilly, "Cooperative Marketing Agreements: Legal Aspects, 1992", USDA Rural Development, Research Report 106, 1992.

Greg Lawless, Robert Cropp, and Phil Harris, "Cooperative Ownership Compared to Other Business Arrangements for Multi- Family Dairy Operations", UWCC Occasional Paper No. 11, April 1996.

Database of Cooperative Law, February 2001.

Douglas Fee, Allen C. Hoberg, and Linda Grim McCormick, "Director Liability in Agricultural Cooperatives", USDA Rural Development, CIR 34, 1996.

Community Forestry Resource Center, "Documents Needed for Development of a Cooperative", October 2000.

UWCC, "Guidelines for Cooperative Bylaws".

UWCC, "Legal Manual for Small Rural Home Cooperatives", September 2005.

Van P. Baldwin, "A Legal Sourcebook for California Cooperatives: Start-Up and Administration", Third Edition, 2004.

Donald A. Frederick, "Managing Cooperative Antitrust Risk", USDA Rural Development, CIR 38, 1989.

Minnesota Association of Cooperatives, "Minnesota Statutes Chapter 308B - Minnesota Cooperative Associations Act", June 2003.

Shermain D. Hardesty, "New State Statutes Allow Nonmember Equity Capital for Cooperatives".

Larry Stearns, David W. Cobia, and Marc Warman, "Response of Cooperative Elevators to Changes In Government Policies", USDA Rural Development, Research Report 153, 1997.

Donald A. Frederick, "Sample Legal Documents for Cooperatives", USDA Rural Development, CIR 40, 1995.

Larry Sterns, David W. Cobia, and Marc Warman, "Strategies for Survival by Cooperative Country Elevators Revisited", USDA Rural Development, Research Report 158, 1997.

Donald A. Frederick, "Tax Treatment of Cooperatives", USDA Rural Development, CIR 23, 1995.

Marilyn Scholl, "Policy Governance", December 1994.

David Volkin, "Understanding Capper-Volstead Act of 192"2, USDA Rural Development, CIR 35, 1995.

Donald A. Frederick and Tracy L. Kennedy, "Use of LLS-Cooperative Statutes: Status of New Business Formation in Wyoming, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Iowa Organized Through 2005".

Clayton S. Reynolds, "What Then to do with a Non-Cooperative Cooperative?", Tax Lawyer, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2003.

Shann Turnball, "Employee Governance", Sydney at the First European Conference on Corporate Goverance, Belgium's National Bank, Brussels, November 16, 2000.

Bruce J. Reynolds, Thomas W. Gray and Charles A. Kraenzle, "Voting and Representation Systems in Agricultural Co-ops", USDA Rural Developmentmen, Research Report 156, 1997.

"Director Liability in Agricultural Cooperatives".

U.S. State Statutes on Cooperatives

International Statutes on Cooperatives

Database of Cooperative Law
ILO, Geneva, February 2001

New South Wales, The Co-operatives Act 1992 (updated 1 October 1997)