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Four Corners Farmers Embrace Co-Op to Expand Distribution

An ongoing drought in the Four Corners is placing further stress on farmers bringing their local produce to market. Seeking an opportunity to collaborate, some farmers are placing a collective risk in a cooperative working to expand the reach of their products.

KSJD’s Daniel Rayzel stopped by a warehouse in downtown Cortez to see how the co-op helped Colorado and New Mexico farms through a difficult year.

This story is part of Western Slope Resources Reporting, a collaboration between community radio stations KOTO, KBUT, KVNF, KDNK, and KSJD. It provides in-depth coverage of how people and organizations are finding creative and positive ways to overcome natural resource-related challenges in the region.