On September 12th, the Golden Growers Board of Directors approved a distribution of $2,168,667 to members of record as of October 1, 2019. This distribution retires the remaining portion of 2017 allocated income and a portion of 2018 allocated income. Total 2018 allocated income was $7,811,471 or roughly $0.504/bushel. In combination with the February and June distributions, a total of $6,691,887 has been issued to members in 2019.
As previously mentioned, the GGC Board believes it is important to build a reserve during the course of this new lease for several reasons that include likely capital expenditures at the plant, and the potential for Cargill to exercise its option to purchase 50% interest in ProGold. This distribution authorized by the Board will result in a remaining equity credit balance for 2018 of $3,378,802.