Committees – International Trade/Agriculture Policy admin October 27, 2023


Committee Chairman: Joe Kapraun, Business Relationship Manager – Grain, GROWMARK Inc.
NGFA Staff Liaisons: Stephanie See

This committee advocates policies that promote sustained economic growth for all sectors of U.S. agriculture.  It works to minimize market-distorting farm and acreage-idling programs, such as conservation policies that idle productive farmland, to encourage U.S. agricultural growth to meet expanding demand for food, feed, exports and biofuels.  And it promotes free trade agreements that significantly reduce and eliminate trade-distorting domestic and export subsidies, and enhance U.S. access to foreign markets.

Travis AntonsenDirector Of Commercial Risk ManagementAgtegra CooperativeAberdeen, SD
Jason BallowCommodity TraderJ.D. Heiskell & Co.Omaha, NE
Augusto BassaniniPresident & CEOUnited Grain CorporationVancouver, WA
Gary E. BeachnerPresident & CEOBeachner Grain Inc.Parsons, KS
Charles ColbertSr. Exec. VP And Chief Trading OfficerZen-Noh Grain Corp.Covington, LA
Mitch DawsonGeneral Manager, Grain MarketingAgVantage FS, A Division Of GROWMARK Inc.Ankeny, IA
Bryan DierlamArcher Daniels Midland CompanyDecatur, IL
Reese DrenthGrain MerchandiserLandus CooperativeDes Moines, IA
Eli EarichAttorneyBarrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLPDublin, OH
Colby EymannSenior Business Unit Manager-BCO N.A. DivisionScoularMinneapolis, MN
Bobby FrederickDirector, Federal Government RelationsCargill IncorporatedWashington, DC
Elgeo HarrisSenior Manager, Government And Industry AffairsBungeWashington, DC
Garreth HubbardGovernment Relations ManagerLand O'Lakes, Inc.Saint Paul, MN
Joe KapraunManager, Grain Marketing DivisionGROWMARK Inc.Bloomington, IL
Elliott KauffmanSr. Credit AnalystCoBankSaint Louis, MO
Katie KingSouthbound Barge Freight ManagerCGB Enterprises Inc.Covington, LA
Charles LippstreuPresidentMichigan Agri-Business AssociationLansing, MI
Ryan McCoyPresident, GrainCoMark Equity Alliance LLCCheney, KS
Margaret McKinleyLogistics ManagerViserion Grain LLCBoulder, CO
Matt MurphySenior Location ManagerThe Andersons Inc.Overland Park, KS
Hugh ParkerDirector, Commodities North AmericaIngredion IncorporatedWestchester, IL
Brendon RudigerGroup Manager - Oilseeds/FeedNorfolk SouthernAtlanta, GA
Kevin SchweerLead Grain MerchantCentral Farm ServiceTruman, MN
Kishan ShenoyVice President, International MarketingPerdue AgriBusiness LLCSalisbury, MD
Greg SiemsGrain MarketerAg Partners Co-opStewartville, MN
William StaffordAssoc. Director, Government AffairsCHS Inc.Washington, DC
Joseph TaftDirector - Agribusiness, US & CanadaIngredion IncorporatedWestchester, IL
Steve TaylorExecutive DirectorMissouri Agribusiness AssociationJefferson Cty, MO