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America's Cotton Marketing Cooperatives

Amcot member cooperatives are 100% owned by American cotton growers, focusing exclusively on globally marketing U.S. cotton.

The substantial role of cooperatives across rural America

Grower cooperatives handle, process, and market almost every type of agricultural commodity; furnish farm supplies; and provide credit and related financial services, including export financing. Earnings from these activities are returned to their grower members on a patronage basis, helping improve their income from the marketplace.

U.S. grower cooperatives also provide over 250,000 jobs with a total payroll of more than $8 billion, contributing significantly to rural America’s economic well-being. All Amcot companies are proud members of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.

Our Member-Owners

Our Services

What We Do

We enhance our grower-members’ returns through cooperative marketing programs that increase the value of billions of dollars of cotton at the farm gate.

We originate and market as much as 40% of the annual U.S. cotton production.

We provide growers with marketing plans and integrated risk management services in every U.S. cotton growing area.

We provide valuable services within the supply chain for our growers from the field to the end user.

We provide integrated logistics and warehousing services, allowing grower control over the delivery of their products.

We ensure excellent service to customers while enhancing the reputation of the U.S. cotton industry.

We provide critical policy support to USDA by acting as Cooperative Marketing Agents (CMA) and ensuring timely and accurate use of the Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL).

We assist USDA in implementing farm programs for thousands of growers, reducing the federal government’s administrative burden.


We host the Amcot Sales Conference every other year to provide important information about U.S. cotton to our worldwide sales network.

All Amcot companies are members of the National Cotton Council and the Cotton Growers Warehouse Association.

Amcot companies are the leading advocates of grower membership in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol.

Issues of importance to Amcot member cooperatives and our growers

Supply Chain, Transportation, and Logistics

About 85% of annual U.S. cotton production is exported, while a significant share of it returns to the U.S. as textiles and apparel. The reputation of Amcot member cooperatives as a reliable supplier of high-quality, responsibly-produced cotton enhances the value of U.S. cotton. Robust supply chain infrastructure and traceability are critical to preserving America’s role as the world’s leading supplier of cotton.

Farm Policy

Our growers rely on a strong Farm Bill that ensures a robust farm safety net, including the Marketing Assistance Loan, crop insurance, ARC/PLC, and STAX. Export promotion programs such as the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) program are critical to developing new markets and diversifying trade risks. We support programs that help maintain a healthy and competitive U.S. manufacturing base.

2023 Conference

When & Where


Group rate is $319/night until July 6, 2023. Register online or by calling their Central Reservations office at 1-800-438-5800 and request “2023 AMCOT Annual Meeting”.

Online Reservations

Please email Cathy Kramer at

Board of Directors

Amcot’s board of directors is comprised of its chairman and the chief executive officers of the four cooperatives:

Meredith Allen
Meredith Allen


Sam Hill
Sam Hill


Paul Bush
Paul Bush

Calcot Director

Hank Reichle
Hank Reichle

Staplcotn Director

Kevin Brinkley

PCCA Director

Wayne Boseman

CCGC Director