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    Co-op Grocers Set Benefit Concert for Flood-Hit Farmers

    The "Co-Ops Rock!" Seattle music festival aims to help co-op suppliers hard-hit by recent flooding.

    The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) has organized a music festival slated for Sept. 19 in Seattle, to raise funds for farmers affected by recent flooding in the Midwest.

    NCGA, a business services cooperative for 109 consumer-owned food co-ops located throughout the United States, is hosting the event in conjunction with its member stores in the Seattle area -- PCC Natural Markets and Central Co-op's Madison Market.

    Brooklyn-based The National will headline the "Co-ops Rock!" event that will take place at The Moore Theatre at 1932 Second Ave. in Seattle.

    In light of this year's flooding in the Midwest, the beneficiary for the first Co-ops Rock! event will be Northcountry Cooperative Develop Fund (NCDF) Foundation's Cooperative Disaster Relief Fund, which provides disaster relief to farmers impacted by flooding.

    NCGA is owned by 109 food co-ops operating more than 130 stores in 32 states with combined annual sales of over $945 million.

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