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|

NDGGA Board Member Brad Thykeson Named State FSA Director

North Dakota Grain Growers Association Board of Directors member and former president Brad Thykeson has been named as the state director for the Farm Service Agency. In this role, Thykeson will help plan, organize and implement USDA policies across North Dakota. NDGGA President John Weinand says Thykeson has an abundance of experience advocating for North [...]

2017-11-08T16:56:15-05:00November 7th, 2017|News|

NAWG Applauds Senate Agriculture Committee for Holding Hearing to Examine Farm Economy

Press release originally posted on the National Association of Wheat Growers website on May 25, 2017. Washington, D.C. (May 25, 2017) – Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing to examine the farm economy in rural America. Members heard testimony from USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson who spoke on several domestic and global [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:05-05:00May 25th, 2017|News|

NAWG Elects President, Officers

Press release originally posted on the National Association of Wheat Growers website on March 2, 2017. By Marsha Boswell, Kansas Wheat Director of Communications United States wheat farmers will be well represented going into the 2018 Farm Bill debate. A third generation wheat farmer from western Kansas was elected president of the National Association of Wheat Growers [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:14-05:00March 9th, 2017|News|

Alan Ayers Receives NDGGA Kernel Award for Industry

The NDGGA awarded Alan Ayers the 2016 Kernel Award, which is given to a member of North Dakota’s agricultural business community who has shown outstanding service in North Dakota wheat and barley industries. Alan Ayers earned his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from North Carolina State University. He has more than 30 years experience in the [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:20-05:00December 19th, 2016|News|

Bill Ongstad Receives NDGGA Kernel Award for Farming

The NDGGA awarded Bill Ongstad the 2016 Kernel Award for Farming, which is given to a member of North Dakota’s agricultural farming community who has shown outstanding service in North Dakota wheat and barley industries. Bill is a lifelong farmer from Harvey, North Dakota. He attended Manfred Grade School and Fessenden High School before graduating [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:27-05:00December 15th, 2016|News|

NAWG Weekly Update November 17, 2016

As a reminder, due to the holidays next week, the next NAWG Weekly Update will be two weeks from now, December 1. WILOT Class of 2016 Attends Training in St. Louis This week, the Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow (WILOT) Class of 2016 is taking place in St, Louis Missouri. Sponsored and produced annually by [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:33-05:00November 21st, 2016|News|