• 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

SAVE THE DATE: GGC Annual Meeting Set for THURSDAY, MARCH 25TH

Golden Growers Cooperative will hold its Annual Members Meeting on Thursday, March 25th. The meeting is tentatively planned for the Doubletree Conference Center, 825 E Beaton Drive, West Fargo, ND. However, the Board of Directors may decide to hold the meeting virtually if it appears that the coronavirus pandemic remains a risk to our members. Members will have the opportunity to elect Directors to serve on the Golden Growers Board. Current directors up for re-election are: Scott Jetvig,…

Anticipate a Direct Deposit Enrollment Letter in Mid-December

The Golden Growers Board had an extensive discussion about the value of Direct Deposit for members (assurance of accurate and timely receipt of distributions) and the cooperative (lower administrative costs). At the conclusion of that discussion, the Board approved a change in policy intended to gradually move all members to participate in Direct Deposit. Changes are as follows: The reprint fee, for members not enrolling at the time of request, increases from $25 to $50 as of January 1, 2021; …

2021 Annual Delivery Agreement (Pool Election) Deadline is December 10th.

On October 5th, Golden Growers mailed the ‘Annual Pool Election’ letter offering members the opportunity to change their delivery method for the coming year. Only members who intend to change their delivery need to respond. Once delivery methods are set, GGC is not able to change a member’s delivery obligation for the year. Therefore, if you plan to change from Method A (physical delivery) to Method B (GGC acts as your Agent) or visa versa, complete the Annual Delivery Agreement (ADA) printed…

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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 1,540 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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