Entries by Golden Growers

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 […]

GGC Board Votes to Issue $0.23 Distribution

On September 17th, Golden Growers Cooperative’s (GGC) Board of Directors approved a distribution of $0.23 per bushel delivered in 2014 or per member unit, effective for members of record on October 1, 2015.  This distribution has two components: First, the distribution includes the retirement of the remaining $0.0836 per bushel  2014 equity credits.  This completes […]

GGC Board Approves Equity Credit Retirement of $0.22/bushel.

At their June 18th meeting, the Golden Growers Board of Directors approved a distribution of $3,408,900, or $0.22/bushel delivered in 2014, to members of record as of June 1, 2015.  Combined with the February distribution, 84% of  2014 allocated income has been retired.  The remaining equity credit balance is $1,295,004 or $0.0836/bushel delivered in 2014. […]

You Can Help Prove our Corn is Produced ‘Sustainably’

In his report at GGC’s recent annual meeting, former Chairman Jason Medhaug discussed the demands for sustainability measurements from within the food supply chain.  Measurements normally revolve around three issues: the Environment; the Community; and Economic Sustainability. The trend for sustainable food production is gaining momentum as food and beverage companies jump on board to […]

Legacy Planning for Your Farming Operation

Dan Peterson of e4 Brokerage, LLC met with the GGC Board of Directors at their June meeting to discuss Nationwide Financial’s ‘Land As Your Legacy’ planning program.  “In the next 20 years, 70% of farming operations will transfer form one generation to the next.  In order to preserve the farm for the next generation, planning is […]