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Ethanol Under Stress

The renewable fuels industry has been on a roller coast for several months now and the financial stress is widespread throughout the sector. In response to a challenge brought against the EPA by the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn, the American Coalition for Ethanol, and the National Farmers Union, 10th circuit federal court ruled in […]

GGC Board Approves Distribution of $0.13/Unit

On June 15th, the Golden Growers Board of Directors approved a $0.13/Unit distribution of $2,013,762 to members of record as of June 1, 2020. A $0.13/Unit distribution is a penny lower than what the Golden Growers Board had been distributing more recently. It has been the GGC Board’s goal to level out distributions through the […]

Keeping the Flame Burning

“Our theme for this year’s annual meeting is ‘Keeping the Flame Burning’. In connection with this theme, we temporarily changed our logo and colors to reflect the concept. We had a dual purpose for today’s theme,” opened Harless. “We wanted to recognize and celebrate twenty-five years since Golden Growers member elected their initial Board of […]

Harless and Bot Re-Elected, Retiring Board Members Honored

Golden Growers members re-elected Mark Harless (North District) and Richard Bot (South District) at the 2020 Annual Meeting. Upon re-election, Rick Bot thanked members for their support over the past three years. “Serving on the board has been a great experience. I’ve been able to learn more about international trade, the many products made from […]

NOTICE: Golden Growers to hold ‘Virtual’ Annual Members Meeting

The previously scheduled ‘in person’ meeting at the DoubleTree in West Fargo will not be held.  Instead the Annual Meeting will be held through Remote Communication using GoToMeeting’s Conferencing Services starting at 9:45 am CDT on March 26th.   This decision was not arrived at lightly because our Board values our annual face to face […]

In the Midst of Excess, Shortages Abound

If you take a drive through oil country in western North Dakota at night, you will see hundreds of places where natural gas is being flared (or burned) off. This is because drilling activity continues to surpass the same industry’s ability to effectively capture, process, utilize, and export the gas. ND Pipeline Authority director Justin […]

GGC Board Allocates 2019 Income – Announces Payment

On February 4, 2020, after review of the 2019 end of year financial and income statements, the Board of Directors allocated income of $6,962,196 to the members of Golden Growers Cooperative. The Board also approved the retirement of a portion of allocated equity credit in an amount of $0.14 per patronized bushel for a total […]


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, […]

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 […]