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THE NEED FOR A CBD PRODUCERS COOPERATIVE

We intend to accomplish our mission through eventually offering our existing “fat pig” model (a demonstration of the economic potential possible through vertical integration) to become owned and controlled by a future independent producer-owned cooperative that we refer to as “Colorado Organic Farmers” or “COF.” Through our best efforts, COF would gradually be incubated from this initial group of farmers coming together around this unique offer. By expanding our vertically integrated operations for up to…

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Fat Pig Society- NO MORE FARMER RIP OFF

We believe strongly in cooperative practices and the cooperative business model. “Farmers gets a penny, store gets a dollar” is the reason farms are hurting economically. We believe in cutting out middlemen to directly empower farmers through economic cooperation and vertical integration. Capturing all the value added of our products is the key to preserving farm land and farm businesses for multiple generations. We want to do this in order to save family farms, not…

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$100K incomes + organic hemp for CBD: a“fat pig” is born

In 2014 John Long and Bill Althouse independently reached out by phone and email to all 100+ Colorado certified organic farmers about the opportunity to grow hemp, using the USDA Organic Integrity online database. They met with resistance. Nobody was willing to try growing hemp due fears about hemp being illegal. Bill is a long time hemp grower and expert farmer, and an engineering visionary. He decided he would produce, with the help of his…

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