Manage risks and maximize returns
As a cotton marketing cooperative, Calcot, Ltd. handles cotton produced only by our members in the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. 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 attempts at growing 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.
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.
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,
Calcot staff and members are mourning the loss of a valued longtime employee, coworker and friend, Doug Starr. Doug, Calcot’s Call Pool Manager, died November 25, 2020, a day short of his 55th birthday, following a long bout with cancer. Though he fought long and...
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,...