• 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 1,500 members.

  • Built On Partnerships

    GGC and Cargill Inc. are 50/50 partners in the ownership of ProGold, LLC. 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

Direct Deposit Participation Required in 2023

At their September meeting, the GGC Board reaffirmed their decision to require Direct Deposit participation starting in 2023. (Current Participation - 94.3%) If a member is not enrolled, their payment will be considered an account payable that will be settled when a member enrolls. Therefore, to receive distribution payments in 2023, a member MUST be enrolled in Direct Deposit. Questions and Answers about Direct Deposit (ACH) Q. What happens when I change bank accounts? A. If you change bank…

Natural Gas Expansion Project On Schedule

On May 27th WBI Energy (MDU Resources Group company) filed a NGA Section 7 application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). WBI’s filing requests authorization to construct, modify, operate and maintain facilities for its proposed Wahpeton Expansion Project. FERC is anticipated to issue a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in September with a Final EIS anticipated in January. Late in 2021 WBI conducted public open houses in Wahpeton and Kindred to explain the project.…

GGC Board Approves Distribution of $0.14/Unit

On June 16th, the Golden Growers Board of Directors approved a $0.14/Unit distribution of $2,013,762 to members of record as of June 1, 2022. This distribution will retire a portion of remaining 2019 and 2020 allocated income. With this distribution, the remaining equity credit balance is $6,505,452 or $0.42/bushel. This balance is useful in determining per Unit basis levels and does not constitute an outstanding obligation for GGC. The Golden Growers Board reviewed five-year revenue projections…

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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 1,500 members. GGC and Cargill Inc. each own own 50% of ProGold LLC. 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, 2026.

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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