Entries by Golden Growers

Wineinger “Plant utilization a key factor” in corn refining margins

U.S. Sugars Corporation President Matt Wineinger provided an excellent overview of dynamics affecting the sweetener industry during his presentation at the Golden Growers annual meeting. In terms of domestic sweetener use, total sweetener consumption remains on the rise, but ‘per capita’ consumption of caloric sweeteners is declining.  Meanwhile, non-caloric sweeteners use is on the rise.  […]

GGC Board Members Re-Elected

Golden Growers members re-elected the following board member re-elected at their annual meeting on March 24, 2016 Nick Pyle of Casselton, ND (NW District) Matt Hasbargen of Breckenridge, MN (NE District) Brett Johnson of Mooreton, ND (SW District) Byron Koehl of Hancock, MN (SE District) David Benedict of Sabin, MN (EC District) Congratulations to each […]

Governor Dalrymple to Attend Golden Growers Annual Meeting

Governor Dalrymple will attend the Golden Growers Cooperative Annual Meeting, Thursday, March 24th at the West Fargo, ND Cambria Conference Center starting at 9:00 am. Golden Growers has been informed that North Dakota Governor Dalrymple has accepted the invitation to speak at Thursday’s annual meeting. Governor Dalrymple was on the Organizational Board of Directors for […]

Annual Meeting Set for March 24, 2016

The Golden Growers Annual Meeting is set for Thursday, March 24th at the Cambria Conference Center, 825 East Beaton Drive, West Fargo, ND. Please note that this is not the same location as in prior years. The Cambria is located on the north side of Interstate 94 where it intersects with Veterans Boulevard. The agenda […]

Five Directors to Be Elected at Annual Meeting

At our Annual Meeting, Members have the opportunity to re-elect or elect Directors to serve on the Golden Growers Board.  Current directors eligible for re-election are:  Nick Pyle of Casselton, ND in the Northwest District; Matt Hasbargen of Breckenridge, MN in the Northeast District; Brett Johnson of Mooreton, ND in the Southwest District; Byron Koehl […]

Matt Wineinger to Speak at GGC Annual Meeting

Golden Growers is pleased to announce the speaker at our upcoming annual meeting, United Sugars Corporation President, Matt Wineinger. Matt was named President of United Sugars in May of 2015.  Prior to United Sugars, Mr. Wineinger served as President of Bulk Ingredients for Tate & Lyle PLC where he had global responsibility for commodity sweeteners, […]

K-1 Tax Form Information

The Golden Growers Schedule K-1 tax forms have been mailed.  If you do not receive your K-1 within the week, feel free to contact our office. For members who are not wintering at their address of record and need their K-1 immediately, please call or email with the following: Member Name; Winter Address: Email Address; […]

2016 Annual Delivery Agreement (Pool Election) Deadline is December 15th

In October, Golden Growers members received their ‘Annual Pool Election’ letter offering the opportunity to change their method of delivery necessary to meet membership obligations under the Uniform Member Agreement. Only members intending to change their delivery method need to respond. The Board of Directors believes it is in the Cooperative’s interest to have a […]

Corn Refiners and Sugar Association Settle Lawsuit

On November 20th, corn refiners and sugar companies reached a settlement in their ongoing legal dispute. In 2011, sugar companies filed suit claiming that the corn refiners campaign promoting HFCS as ‘corn sugar’ and ‘natural’ were false asking for $1.1 billion in compensatory damages. Corn refiners countersued for $530 million suggesting that the Sugar Association […]

The Meaning of ‘Natural’, the FDA Wants Your Thoughts

The use of the term ‘natural’ as it applies to food has been the result of a great deal of controversy. Many ‘natural’ claims have been litigated over the years over the inclusion of foods containing genetically modified foods or manufacturing processes of foods (i.e. converting corn starch to sweetener). There have been several petitions […]