Columbia Hemp Trading Co. was established in September of 2018 and set out to service Oregon’s farming community by creating the first physical marketplace for hemp drying, extraction and trading. CHTC was envisioned by co-founder Billy Tosheff, a local vegetable and hemp farmer. Unlike other commercial entrants into the emerging hemp industry, CHTC prioritized the most difficult segments of the supply chain beginning by solving the lack of critical infrastructure available to stabilize the biomass. With an initial objective of supporting Oregon’s farmers, CHTC opened its first drying facility in Corvallis, OR and successfully completed its 2018 harvest season where they dried 300 acres and has since produced 5 metric tons of full spectrum oil to date. This has positioned CHTC to be one of the few scaled processors left standing that operates from the ground level and continues to solve the hard industry challenges as it scales products through its vertical channels.
While continuing to service the farming community, CHTC and its industry leading management team are diligently working to define the industrial hemp supply chain from genetics to bulk formulations, and everything in between. CHTC believes that supply chain control, quality, and transparency are the critical ingredients to bringing the benefits of hemp to the world. The combination of being located in the most fertile region for hemp in the world and a dedication to its company vision has elevated CHTC to be the regional leader in the industrial hemp marketplace.