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 Growers and Staff Elected To Industry Leadership Positions
Three Calcot staff members and five Calcot growers were recently elected to leadership positions during the National Cotton Council's recent annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. Calcot's CEO, Paul Bush, was re-elected to the NCC's board of directors representing the...
KRISTJAN SVANBERGSSON APPOINTED VP-FINANCE
Calcot is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristjan Svanbergsson to our VP-Finance position. Kristjan replaces former CFO Roxanne Wang, who left the company in July. A native of Iceland, Kristjan brings a wealth of financial experience to Calcot. His...
USDA REPORTS GOOD NEWS FOR FAR WEST COTTON GROWERS
The USDA’s Risk Management Agency issued a statement that will be welcome news for cotton growers in California and Arizona. The 1 in 4 rule for preventive planting insurance will be suspended for the 2023 crop year. This rule was implemented a couple of...