• Golden Growers Cooperative

    Golden Growers Cooperative (GGC) was formed in 1994 to create a value-added processing opportunity for corn growers in the Dakotas and Minnesota, and currently has about 1,600 members.

  • Built On Partnerships

    GGC owns 49% of ProGold LLC in partnership with American Crystal Sugar Company, and ProGold owns a corn wet-milling plant near Wahpeton, North Dakota.

  • Always Growing

    In September, 2009, the co-op was re-organized under Minnesota’s statute 308B, which allows GGC to function as a cooperative but be taxed as a limited liability partnership.

GGC News

GGC Approves Distribution of $0.14/bushel

On September 14th, the Golden Growers Board of Directors approved a distribution of $2,168,667 to members of record as of October 1, 2017. This distribution is to be issued no later than October 15th. Total 2017 allocated income was $7,366,209. With this distribution a total of $6,552,471 of 2016 equity credit has been retired. Your Golden Growers Board has determined that it is necessary to build a reserve during the course of this lease. The Cooperative evaluated revenue and cash flows for…

GGC Members to Receive 1st Payments by Direct Deposit

Over 230 Golden Growers members will receive their October distribution payment by Direct Deposit through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system. The ACH system is a method of bank to bank transfers whereby GGC uploads a payment file to our bank (Bell Banks) through a secure system. Bell Bank then communicates these transactions directly to the bank of a participating GGC member. GGC notified members of the opportunity to receive payments by direct deposit in June. Direct Deposit results…

GGC Approves Distribution of $0.14/bushel, Builds Reserve

Recently, the ProGold Board of Governors voted to resume monthly distributions to its members.  The Golden Growers Board is now able to consider future obligations against revenue as they plan for member distributions. On June 15th, the Golden Growers Board of Directors approved a distribution of $0.14/bushel or $2,168,667 to members of record as of June 1, 2017. This distribution is to be issued no later than June 30th. Total 2016 allocated income was $7,366,209. Along with the February distribution,…

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Golden Growers Cooperative

Golden Growers Cooperative (GGC) was formed in 1994 to create a value-added processing opportunity for corn growers in the Dakotas and Minnesota, and currently has about 1,600 members. GGC owns 49% of ProGold LLC in partnership with American Crystal Sugar Company, and ProGold owns a corn wet-milling plant near Wahpeton, North Dakota. The ProGold plant makes high fructose corn sweeteners, corn gluten feed and corn gluten meal. The plant also separates corn germ which is sold for production of corn oil. Since, 1997, the ProGold plant has been leased to Cargill, Inc., which operates the plant and markets all of its products. The current lease agreement extends to December 31, 2017.

In September, 2009, the co-op was re-organized under Minnesota’s statute 308B, which allows GGC to function as a cooperative but be taxed as a limited liability partnership. At that time, GGC opened its membership to residents of the 50 states and non-corn producers. All members do, however, have an annual corn delivery obligation that can be met by actual corn deliveries or by appointing GGC as its agent to arrange for delivery of their commitment. Members are required to own a minimum of 4,000 Units, and each member’s corn commitment is one bushel per Unit of ownership.

Persons interested in learning more about acquiring GGC Units should contact FNC Ag Stock, LLC at (701)780-2828 or (855)827-7391, and ask for Mr. Jayson Menke, or email to jmenke@fncagstock.com.

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