Committees – Grain Grades and Weights admin October 27, 2023


Committee Chairman: Nick Friant, Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Leader for Grain, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. 
NGFA Staff Liaison: Jess McCluer

This committee works to develop and preserve inspection and weighing practices that facilitate timely, orderly, fair, safe and economical grain marketing responsive to customer needs.  In this role, the committee provides input to Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on official grain standards, as well as inspection and weighing practices that are accurate and consistently applied.  The committee is the principal liaison to USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration on official grain inspection and weighing issues in an effort to facilitate orderly marketing.

Jeffrey D. AdkissonExecutive Vice PresidentGrain and Feed Association of IllinoisSpringfield, IL
Tom BressnerExecutive DirectorWisconsin Agri-Business AssociationMadison, WI
Dave DeVoreGrain MerchandiserSiemer Milling CompanyTeutopolis, IL
Chris FrederkingGeneral ManagerZen-Noh Grain Corp.Convent, LA
Nick FriantRegulatory Affairs Grain Product Group TagCargill IncorporatedMinneapolis, MN
Barbara GroveQuality Systems ManagerCentral Valley Ag CooperativeSioux City, IA
Michael HainlineGrain MerchandiserTremont Co-operative Grain Co.Tremont, IL
Tom HallLouis Dreyfus CompanyWilton, CT
Kent HammGeneral ManagerThe DeLong Co. Inc.Minooka, IL
Casey HannanRegional Operations ManagerViterraOmaha, NE
Neil JohnkeSr. MerchandiserTEMCOInver Grove Heights, MN
Matthew KerriganOperations ManagerEGT LLCLongview, WA
Michael LandryGeneral Manager Export Operation-GulfADM Grain CompanyAma, LA
Harrison LangLogistics ManagerBunge North America Inc.Destrehan, LA
John LindgrenDirector Vancouver Export TerminalUnited Grain CorporationVancouver, WA
Dian McGuirePresidentMidsouth Grain AssociationLexington, TN
Brad PerrySenior Operations ManagerThe Scoular CompanyOmaha, NE
Matt StueverOrigination ManagerBartlett Grain Company L.P.Council Blfs, IA
Will WeathersManagerFarmers Grain Terminal Inc.Greenville, MS
Donald WrayDierctor Of OperationsThe Andersons Inc.Maumee, OH