Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperativelast updated: October 2014

Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative (TOCMC) members produce the majority of the organic cotton grown in the United States. Founded in 1993, TOCMC is headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, and most of its members are located in the surrounding South Plains area.

This region of Texas, the heart of “the world’s largest cotton patch,” is well-suited to the production of organic cotton.  Winter temperatures are cold enough to limit insect pressure and provide a hard freeze to defoliate the cotton plants prior to mechanical harvest. In addition, a sunny climate and quick-drying soils facilitate timely weed control.

The cooperative has approximately thirty producer members who plant 10-18,000 acres of organic and transitional cotton each year.  In recent years, total annual production on these family farms has ranged from 6,000 to 15,000 bales. Since many of these farms have limited or no irrigation, yields are very rainfall dependent and vary significantly from year to year.

Contact Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative

Contact Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative

2514 82nd Street
Suite D
Lubbock, Texas  79423
Phone: (806) 748-8336
Fax: (806) 748-8302


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