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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, 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.

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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

Calcot's Bakersfield Office

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...

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...
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...

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...

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....