News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

STCU announces new branch; Clackamas Federal gives $50k to community college; Rivermark catalyzes library effort; TAPCO supports Apple-A-Day; Lower Valley gives big.

Pear Man Loans Open Ag Niche for Credit Union MBLs

As local farmers retire, North Coast Credit Union, through a program passed along by Express Credit Union, is finding a way to keep local agriculture alive and community members employed by working with a non-profit farm/farmer incubator program.

Deep-Rooted Farmers Co-op at Home in Sleek Seattle Area

In celebration of the International Year of Cooperatives, Anthem is featuring monthly profiles of local co-ops. The Grange Supply Co-op allows farmers to pool resources, and its country store offers specialized lawn, garden and animal-care products.