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Honey, we’re home

Honey, we’re home

We’re still moving people in and will be for a time yet, but Calcot’s business office headquarters in California officially has a new physical address: 2131 Mars Ct, Bakersfield CA 93308. Our phone numbers haven’t changed, nor has our PO Box (PO Box 259, Bakersfield...

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QLA NEW deadline Friday, April 9

Cotton growers have only a couple days left have been granted a reprieve to apply for USDA’s Quality Loss Adjustment program (QLA): applications are now due Friday, March 5 April 9. The program offers financial payment to producers who suffered crop quality losses in...

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In Memoriam: Doug Starr

In Memoriam: Doug Starr

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...

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93rd Annual Meeting Report

Despite daunting odds wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic and drastic changes that ensued, in a year President Paul Bush described as “unprecedented, unpredictable and unprofitable,” Calcot completed the 2019-20 marketing year and distributed a final settlement of almost...

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CFAP2 program is closed

The new CFAP2 program application period has closed. Upland payment rates look to be about four cents per pound, subject to payment limits. Pima cotton producers are limited to a flat $15 per acre payment. For more information, visit the USDA site for details....

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Information

Calcot members have been mailed letters regarding their individual Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Upland cotton production. The members' only website calcot.net has a link that will enable each member to access their individual percentage considered...

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Cotton masks: lifesavers

Health authorities are now recommending that masks be worn to cover the nose and mouth, if you must venture out in public, but manufactured masks are difficult to come by. Consequently, many are making their own masks. This Washington Post story notes the most...

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A message from our CEO

Hello, everyone. I wanted to give you an update of where things stand in this highly unusual situation. Like many of you, though we have crisis action plans for natural disasters, I admit I never imagined ourselves in this particular one.Like so many around the...

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Covid-19 coronavirus update

Calcot's headquarters remain open during the pandemic, albeit with minimal staff. Employees who can work from home are doing so. Contact us by email or telephone. We apologize in advance for any delay in responding to calls or emails in this highly unusual situation....

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Tariffs & tough times

Calcot Director Arnold Burruel (District 12A) was interviewed by a Tucson television station about the difficulties and challenges of producing and marketing a cotton crop in 2019. https://www.kold.com/2019/08/15/tariffs-mean-tough-times-local-cotton-farmers/

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Eli’s cotton gin 225 years old

Eli’s cotton gin 225 years old

Whitney's original drawing submitted for patent. Two and a quarter centuries ago, Eli Whitney received the patent on the cotton gin via the young U.S. Patent Office. As the cliché goes, the rest is history. You can learn a lot more about the gin, and Whitney himself...

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Happy 92nd Birthday!

Happy 92nd Birthday!

As of Saturday, February 23, Calcot will be 92 years young! For over nine decades we've been marketing grower-members' cotton production around the world, and that's something to celebrate. No wonder people tell us we don't look a day over 29...

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Calcot member played key role in PBW eradication

Calcot member and former board member Clyde Sharp of Roll, Ariz., was fundamental in efforts to eradicate the pink bollworm in Western cotton states. Mission accomplished, says Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. More on this landmark development at the links...

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Arizona cotton garners national attention

Calcot member and board director Dennis Palmer of Safford, Ariz., wound up on national television, talking about cotton and politics. https://www.msnbc.com/stephanie-ruhle/watch/how-cotton-is-playing-a-crucial-role-in-arizona-s-senate-race-1355900484000?v=railb&

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