• 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 26TH

Golden Growers Cooperative will hold its Annual Members Meeting on Thursday, March 26th at the Doubletree Conference Center, 825 E Beaton Drive, West Fargo, ND. Members will have the opportunity to elect Directors to serve on the Golden Growers Board. Current directors up for re-election are: Mark Harless, Borup, MN (N District); and Richard Bot, Minneota, MN (S District). Directors Shaun Beauclair (N District); Chris Johnson (C District); and Glenn Johnson (N District) will reach their term…

Anticipate a Direct Deposit Mailing in January

Over two thirds of Golden Growers members are participating in Direct Deposit of their Distribution payments. We have received numerous favorable comments about how well the system works. It is in the interest of members and Golden Growers to have our members participating in the electronic payment system. In early January, members who are not participating will receive a letter with a completed form and return envelope. Please consider enrolling to simplify your life, save time, and make your Cooperative…

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.…

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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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