Recently, Cargill informed ProGold that repairs to the finish dryer at the plant would occur in 2020 at a cost of over $2 million. These repairs will consist of the replacement of the tube sheet, tubes and significant shell reinforcement. The fiber finish (tube sheet) dryer, is a last stage dryer for corn gluten feed […]
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On May 9th, Chairman Mark Harless was among a group of farmers who met with Vice President Pence near Glyndon, MN. Mr. Pence was promoting the passage of USMCA trade agreement. Harless stressed the importance of the Mexican market for black beans and HFCS. He explained how HFCS has a very fragile supply/demand balance. “We […]
According to Stofferahn, administrative costs are down for the 5th year in a row. 2018 cost reductions are primarily related to reduced legal expenses (SEC related). “Direct Deposit of distribution payments has also been very helpful in allowing a more efficient refocusing of time to more important tasks.” Stofferahn addressed additional questions often asked by […]
At the GGC Annual meeting, members overwhelmingly approved bylaw changes to reduce the number of directors from 15 to 9 (through attrition) and the number of districts from 5 to three. Members also re-elected: David Benedict, Matthew Hasbargen, Nicolas Pyle, Byron Koehl, and Brett Johnson. At their reorganization meeting, the Board re-elected the following Board members to […]
Chairman Mark Harless opened his remarks by outlining the proposed bylaw amendment and concluded, “In 2009, Golden Growers changed to a MN 308B Cooperative. Members voted to amend our bylaws to accommodate that change. On the ten-year anniversary of that vote, we ask for your support again to amend and update our bylaws.” Highlighting changes […]
Ryan Sirolli, Cargill’s Global Row Crop Sustainability Director, explained why sustainability is one of the major trends impacting the food industry. “Companies like McDonalds, MARS, Pepsico, General Mills, and Unilever have made commitments to achieve carbon intensity reductions in their supply chain from 20% to 50%.” Cargill is consistently working to achieve GHG reductions within […]
Former Board Chair Harvey Pyle passed away February 28th. Harvey Pyle was elected on May 23rd, 1995 at the first GGC members meeting and served until March 2010. He was Chair of the Board from January 2008 until March of 2010. “Harvey was one of the ‘giants’ of our Board who served during our most […]
Golden Growers is pleased to announce Ryan Sirolli as our annual meeting guest speaker. Ryan is the Global Row Crop Sustainability Director for Cargill. He is responsible for leading strategy development and implementation of row crop sustainability programs and initiatives across Cargill’s enterprises. ‘As the food and bio-industrial industries evolve, it is important to understand […]
At our Annual Meeting, Members have the opportunity to re-elect or elect Directors to serve on the GGC Board of Directors. Current directors up for re-election are: David Benedict, Sabin, MN (EC District); Matthew Hasbargen, Breckenridge, MN (NE District); Nicolas Pyle, Casselton, ND (NW District); Byron Koehl, Hancock, MN (SE District); and Brett Johnson, Mooreton, […]
The following Answers are provided as a result of often asked questions by our members. Question: Can I sell my membership units to anyone I choose? Answer: Unless the person you are selling to is an immediate relative, the answer is NO. IRS regulations require that arms length transactions go through a Qualified Matching Service. […]
Golden Growers Cooperative
Golden Growers Cooperative (GGC) currently has about 1,600 members and owns 49% of ProGold LLC in partnership with American Crystal Sugar Company, and ProGold owns a corn wet-milling plant near Wahpeton, North Dakota.
Golden Growers Cooperative
1002 Main Ave West, Suite 5
West Fargo, ND 58078
Cargill - Wahpeton
18049 County Road 8E
Wahpeton, ND 58075