The California Hemp
Coop is in the development stage of organization.
We welcome your interest
Brian Webster, Development
415-243-8900 - firstname.lastname@example.org
A co-op is democratically-controlled enterprise,
owned and run by its members. Whether the members are the customers,
employees or residents they have an equal say in what the business
does, and a share in the profits. Co-ops share common principles
and act together to build a better world through co-operation.
More than 800 million people around the world belong to cooperatives,
and at least 100 million of them are employed by co-ops.
Cooperatives inject $3 trillion into the
U.S. economy every year. Some examples of agriculture co-ops
are coffee grower co-ops in Indonesia, grain elevator co-ops
in the Midwest and the Ocean Spray producer-owned co-op. US housing
cooperatives offer the more than one million families who live
in them several benefits such as: a collective and democratic
ownership structure. US electric cooperatives provide electric
service at-cost to 42 million consumers in 47 states, approximately
12 percent of the electricity in the United States.
Agricultural cooperatives are organized
to help farmers gain market power by joining together to market
their crops, increase their bargaining power by achieving economies
of scale, processing their commodity to add value, and/or to
purchase supplies and services. Benefits and profits gained from
the cooperative are distributed equitably to member-farmers on
the basis of use of the cooperative.
Cooperatives are user-owned and user-controlled
businesses and many of their products have been mainstream items
on super-market shelves for more than a century.
California has approximately 200 agricultural
cooperatives and there are more than 4,000 nationwide