Trade Rules Committee


The NGFA’s Trade Rules Committee formulates and recommends rule changes to the NGFA membership. Rules are proposed that reflect trade practice and facilitate trade between NGFA members specifically, as well as between all firms in the grain, feed and processing industry generally.

The Trade Rules Committee consists of four subcommittees – Grain Trade Rules, Feed Trade Rules, Barge Trade Rules and Barge Freight Trading Rules – with a general chairman and four subcommittee chairmen. The subcommittees annually or more frequently if needed, review the rules to ensure they reflect current trade practices.

Pursuant to the NGFA Bylaws, NGFA members receive 30 days’ notice of proposed changes to the Trade Rules. Approval is by a two-thirds majority vote of the membership at the annual business meeting. Amendments to the Trade Rules become effective 30 days after the date of adoption.

The NGFA Bylaws also provide that changes to the Trade Rules may be approved by the Board of Directors, subject to affirmation by the membership at the next annual meeting.

* Note, individuals marked with an asterisk are part of NGFA’s Committee Apprentice Program

First Name Last Name Company Title City State
John Augspurger Livestock Nutrition Center Director of Organizational Development Overland Park MO
Joe Bourne Commodity Specialists Company Trader Overland Park KS
Sean Broderick CHS Senior Merchandising Manager Inver Grove MN
Jamie Clendenin Farmers Grain Terminal Merchandising Manager Greenville MS
CC Craig Farmers Grain Terminal Inc. Vice President-Grain Merchandising Greenville MS
Isaac Crawford POET Nutrition Director of Merchandising Sioux Falls SD
Corey Dencklau Gavilon Grain LLC Vice President & General Manager, Ingredients Omaha NE
Michael Donnelly Perdue AgriBusiness LLC Director, Grain Merchandising Salisbury MD
Kim Ekena American River Transportation Company Vice President Decatur IL
Anthony Fletcher Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. Southbound Barge Freight Manager St. Louis MO
Kyle* Foster Crossroads Cooperative Association Merchandiser Sidney NE
Mark Gergen Archer Daniels Midland Company General Manager Corn Products Decatur IL
Phil Greene Foster Commodities Director of Commodities Fresno CA
Edmund Hall Harris-Crane Inc. President Charlotte NC
Mark Hanson AgSpring LLC Vice President of Merchandising Leawood KS
Kim Hawks Louis Dreyfus Commodities Head of Feedgrains – N.A. Wilton CT
Jason Hofer Bunge North America Inc. Senior Manager – Western Rail Saint Louis MO
James Keistler CGB Enterprises Inc. Merchandising Manager Gladstone IL
Steve Lucas Jayhawker Consulting Co. LLC President Trumbull CT
Jay Mathews Midwest Grain LLC Grain Marketing Manager Bloomington IL
Dan McNeil Zen-Noh Grain Corp. Feed Grains Trader Mandeville LA
Michael* Meyer Louis Dreyfus Commoditites LLC Commercial Manager Cohokia IL
Michael Meyers APEX Director of Wheat By-Products Hamburg NY
Sean Miller Archer Daniels Midland Company Trading Manager-Export Soybeans Decatur IL
Robert Obrock FGDI LLC, A division of AGREX Inc. Executive Vice President Bowling Green OH
Dean O’Harris Parrish & Heimbecker Inc. Director of Western Trade Buckeye AZ
Greg Ramsbottom Land O’Lakes Inc. Dir., Sourcing & Risk Mgmt., Feed Group Shoreville MN
Patrick Ries Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. Commercial Manager Princeton IL
Kris Roberts Tate and Lyle Ingredients Americas Inc. Vice President, US Corn Procurement Decatur IL
Tyler* Scifers Archer Daniels Midland Company Domestic Wheat Trader Overland Park KS
Jack Smit Great Lakes Agra Corporation President and CEO London ON
Mark Stoppel American Commercial Lines Managing Director, Sales and Logistics Jefferson IN
Daniel* Suarez Central States Enterprises Grain Merchandiser Heathrow FL
Matt Tomayko Ingram Barge Company Manager, Grain Sales Nashville TN
Ryan Warner Bunge North America Inc. Senior Manager, Rail Pricing Saint Louis MO
Jeffrey Webb Cargill Incorporated Barge Freight Trading Manager Minneapolis MN
Cory Workman The Andersons Inc. Account Representative Union City TN

Last updated: October 1, 2015


Committee Chairman: Dean O’Harris, Commodity Manager, Parrish & Heimbecker Inc., Buckeye, Ariz.

NGFA Liaisons: Charlie Delacruz and Mary Hitchcock