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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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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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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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