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Calcot, Ltd.

As a cotton marketing cooperative, Calcot, Ltd. handles cotton produced only by our members in the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Our reputation precedes us – Over 90 years of experience delivering high quality fiber with superb quality service have allowed us to develop strong partnerships with mills in the U.S. and all around the world. From the beginning, Calcot has been an export oriented company. Thus, our network of highly qualified and experienced agents adds assurance of an exceptional performance and customer satisfaction sale after sale. We can proudly say that years of experience and excellent service have allowed us to place over 70 million bales worldwide.

Who We Are

California’s first commercial cotton sprouted in 1862, but cotton didn’t become a viable commercial crop in the state until 1919, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking new production areas to stem production losses from the boll weevil, identified the San Joaquin Valley as an ideal location.

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What We Do

Our reputation precedes us. Over 90 years of experience delivering high-quality fiber with superb quality service have allowed us to develop strong partnerships with mills in the U.S. and all around the world. From the beginning, Calcot has been an export-oriented company.

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Co-op Principles

Cooperatives are a type of business organization. Calcot is a producer-owned cooperative, organized under the Capper-Volstead Act of 1922, which made farmer-owned cooperatives legal in the U.S.Until the passage of the act, many business people feared cooperatives would allow monopolies to form,

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News

Futures market stumbles

“A dull affair” mostly describes the week of October 15-19 in cotton. December futures did post a three-week high and a high close Monday but resistance kicked in above 79 cents, and the balance of the week saw prices drift lower. December ultimately lost 45 points on...

USDA’s October report cuts world stocks, increases U.S. output

There were some significant surprises in USDA’s October reports, but not necessarily any analysts were expecting, as world ending stocks fell over three million bales due to revisions in Indian supply/demand numbers dating back to 2002. The U.S. saw slightly larger...

New videos aid effort to eliminate contamination

It's cotton-pickin' time and it's more important than ever for cotton producers to deliver contaminant-free cotton. The National Cotton Council has created and made available two excellent videos to help growers to achieve that goal. The Council urges producers,...

91st annual meeting acknowledged challenges

The 2017-18 marketing year was not an outstanding one for its members, Calcot Chairman Greg Wuertz announced at the co-op’s 91st annual meeting September 25 in Phoenix, Ariz. “I must be blunt: our results for 2017-18 were not what I was hoping to see,” he said,...

Paul Bush: new Calcot president

Paul E. Bush is the new president of Calcot, Ltd., the Bakersfield, Calif.-based cotton marketing cooperative. Bush, a 19-year veteran of the company, was previously vice president of Southwest U.S. operations, and was elected president by the cooperative’s board of...