Gulf Coast History and Background

Gulf Coast Cooperative was formed in 1998 when Kleberg County Farmers Cooperative (formed in 1944) purchased the privately owned Palo Alto Gin.  Following that, GCC continued to grow with the merger with Petronilla Cooperative in 2005 and the Chapman Ranch Gin Coop in 2007.  A new grain handling facility was built in 2009 on Chapman Ranch, and then another merger took place in 2010 with the Agua Dulce Cooperative. In 2021, Driscoll Grain Coop was also merged into GCC, and most recently, Gulf Coast Cooperative purchased the Corpus Christi Grain elevator by the Corpus Christi International Airport. These consolidations enable GCC to increase operational efficiencies to provide better services for our members and farmers in our area.

GCC Services

Gulf Coast Cooperative has eight strategically located grain handling facilities in our trade area totaling more that 14 million bushels of storage.  Gulf Coast Cooperative also operates a state of the art cotton gin. Gulf Coast Cooperative manages a fuel division that provides fuel through our fuel island and with bulk deliveries. GCC also has a cottonseed bagging division with both supersack totes and pallets of 40 lb bags available.

GCC Associations and Memberships

Gulf Coast Cooperative has memberships in the following cooperatives: CoBank, Gulf Compress (cotton warehouse), Triangle Cooperative Service Company (insurance), Plains Cotton Coop Association, and Nueces Electric Cooperative.  These memberships provide beneficial economic opportunities.


Some of the other associations that GCC belongs to are: National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives, South Texas Country Elevators Association, South Texas Cotton and Grain Association, Texas Grain Sorghum Producers Association, National Sorghum Producers, National Grain and Feed Association, National Cotton Council,  Texas Cotton Ginners Association, Texas Grain and Feed Association, and several local Chambers of Commerce.