NDGGA Votes to Withdraw from NAWG

The North Dakota Grain Growers Association has voted unanimously to withdraw from the National Association of Wheat Growers. Below you’ll find a statement from NDGGA President Jeff Mertz outlining the reasons for the withdrawal and the official resignation letter. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dan Wogsland at 701-282-9361 or danw@ndgga.com. [...]

2019-05-07T13:14:05-05:00May 7th, 2019|News|

USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

Press release originally posted by the USDA Press. (Washington, D.C., August 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to [...]

2018-09-06T08:47:25-05:00September 4th, 2018|News|

USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

Press release originally published by the USDA Press. One-Year Extension Available to Holders of Many Expiring Contracts through Continuous Signup WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 – As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for [...]

2018-06-04T14:39:45-05:00June 4th, 2018|News|

Barley Growers Concerned About Cargill Closing Malting Facility in Spiritwood

By: Steven Edwardson, Administrator, North Dakota Barley Council The recent announcement by Cargill Malt to close the malting facility in Spiritwood, North Dakota, has generated concern for barley producers in North Dakota. “The loss of a buyer in the marketplace results in less competition and potentially more volatility in barley production in North Dakota,” states [...]

2018-04-24T11:42:19-05:00April 24th, 2018|News|

NDGGA Celebrates 50 Years of Educating Beyond the Farm

The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has taken some time to reflect on the organizations efforts of proactive advocacy, representation, leadership, research and education over the years. NDGGA Immediate Past President President John Weinand says the continued success of the organization can be credited to many dedicated people over [...]

2018-03-12T08:54:38-05:00March 30th, 2018|News|

Wheat Organizations Ask USTR to Work Toward Re-Joining TPP to Prevent Serious Revenue Loss

Press release originally posted on the National Association of Wheat Growers website on March 7, 2018. Washington, D.C. — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and 33 state wheat organizations have expressed hope in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer that the Administration will immediately prioritize accession to TPP [...]

2018-03-07T13:29:46-05:00March 7th, 2018|News|

NDGGA Elects New Leadership

The North Dakota Grain Growers Association recently held its annual meeting in conjunction with the 2017 Prairie Grains Conference in Grand Forks. In addition to voting on resolutions for 2018, the NDGGA elected a new president, Jeff Mertz of Hurdsfield, first vice president, Ed Kessel of Dickinson, second vice president, Tom Bernhardt of Linton and [...]

2018-01-15T10:45:07-05:00December 29th, 2017|News|

NDGGA Executive Director’s Update: Fall 2017

Greetings from the North Dakota Grain Growers Association office! It is a busy time for your Association as we prepare to celebrate NDGGA’s 50th Anniversary in Bismarck on November 16! NDGGA’s 50th Anniversary is a tribute to the dedication of its members and its directors; 50 years is a long run for any organization and [...]

2018-01-15T10:45:49-05:00November 30th, 2017|News|

NDGGA President’s Report: Fall 2017

Greetings from Western North Dakota, I hope you all are completing this year’s harvest. For us this was a rather disappointing year. As with most drought crops, there were a few highlights, but overall our area was a disaster. Our early season crops were, on average, the worst we’ve seen since 2008. All of that [...]

2018-01-15T10:45:57-05:00November 17th, 2017|News|

NDGGA to Host Reception Celebrating 50th Anniversary

The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is hosting a reception to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 16 at Sixteen 03 Main Events, 1603 East Main Ave. in Bismarck. The NDGGA will provide appetizers, and there will be a cash bar. NDGGA President John Weinand [...]

2017-11-08T16:57:13-05:00November 9th, 2017|News|