• 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

Cash Those Checks!

Golden Growers members have the option to receive their distribution payments through Direct Deposit or by paper check. One third of members continue to receive payments by check. Unfortunately, several checks are never cashed because they are lost or misplaced. Currently, there are numerous uncashed checks from 2018 and 2019. We work hard to make sure our members receive the money due them and to avoid sending these funds to unclaimed property agencies of the member’s state of residence.…

Natural Gas Availability in Wahpeton is Vital

Constraints on natural gas supplies in Wahpeton have caused concerns at the ProGold plant and for other major users of natural gas in the area. Whenever the temperature drops below 20 degrees on winter days it is common for Great Plains Natural Gas (local supplier) to notify Cargill and other major users to curtail use or dial back production. This situation has been getting steadily worse and has the potential become critical in coming years. Background: Natural gas is supplied to Wahpeton…

2020 Annual Delivery Election Decision

2020 ADA Pool Election Decision Each year, Members have the opportunity to change their method of delivery by submitting a revised Annual Delivery Agreement (ADA). This is your only opportunity to change your method of delivery for the coming year. You should have already received your Annual Delivery Election letter with the ADA form on the second page. If you intend to change your delivery method, return the form no later than December 10th. Only members intending to change their delivery…

Events

  1. Last Day to Change Annual Delivery Method

    December 11
  2. GGC Board of Directors Meeting

    December 13 @ 10:00 am
  3. GGC Board of Directors Meeting

    February 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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 1,540 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, 2022, but could extend for one additional year to December 31, 2023.

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 and ask for Nick or Andy, or email to info@fncagstock.com.

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