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BECOMING A MEMBER

The NGFA’s membership encompasses all sectors of the industry, including country, terminal and export elevators; feed and feed ingredient manufacturers; biofuels companies; cash grain and feed merchants; end users of grain and grain products, including processors, flour millers, and livestock and poultry integrators; commodity futures brokers and commission merchants; and allied industries.

 

CATEGORIES

Active Members

Active members are “any individual or firm engaged in the warehousing, processing, manufacturing, merchandising, or distribution of grain or feed, or feed ingredients in the United States, and whose membership in (the NGFA) is independent of its membership in any other organization.” Active members have full voting rights at association meetings.

Please download the form below and email completed form to tkemp@ngfa.org.

Application Form

Associate Members

Associate members are “any individual or firm engaged in a business allied with the grain or feed trade, or a foreign firm engaged in the grain or feed industry without facilities in the United States which does not qualify for membership as an Associate/Trading Member.” Lending institutions; boards of trade and grain exchanges; equipment manufacturers; suppliers; accountants; consultants; market advisers; law firms; service providers and others are Associate members. Associate members do not have Rail Arbitration or Regular Arbitration rights. Companies qualifying for Associate membership status that desire the right to use Rail Arbitration and Regular Arbitration may become Associate/Trading members.

Please download the form below and email completed form to tkemp@ngfa.org.

Application Form 

Associate/Trading Members (Canadian or Mexican firms)

Associate/Trading members are companies involved in the grain or feed, or feed ingredients business in Canada or Mexico that would be otherwise eligible for Active member status. Associate/Trading members are not subject to compulsory arbitration or automatic application of the NGFA Trade Rules. However, Associate/Trading members may use the NGFA Trade Rules and are eligible to use the NGFA Arbitration System by making reference to the rules in their contractual documents or otherwise consenting to the use of the rules. Employees of Associate/Trading members are eligible to serve on the NGFA Trade Rules Committee and also may serve as NGFA arbitrators.

Please download the form below and email completed form to tkemp@ngfa.org.

Application Form 

Associate Trading (Transportation Providers) Members

A second category of Associate Trading membership is comprised of individuals or firms providing rail, barge, vessel or truck transportation within North America, as well as any U.S.-based individual or firm otherwise qualified to be an Associate Member which elects to become an Associate/Trading Member. Associate/Trading members are not subject to compulsory arbitration or automatic application of the NGFA Trade Rules. However, Associate/Trading members may use the NGFA Trade Rules and are eligible to use the NGFA Arbitration System by making reference to the rules in their contractual documents or otherwise consenting to the use of the rules. Employees of Associate/Trading members are eligible to serve on the NGFA Trade Rules Committee and also may serve as NGFA arbitrators.

Please download the form below and email completed form to tkemp@ngfa.org.

Application Form

Brokers/Brokerage Firms

Brokers/Brokerage Firms are any individual or firm that provides hedging services to grain buyers and sellers through the use of futures markets. Brokers/Brokerage firms have full voting rights at meetings of the association.

Please download the form below and email completed form to tkemp@ngfa.org.

Application Form

Affiliated Association Members

Affiliated Association members include “any Association composed of persons or firms engaged in the grain or feed trade, or related business.” Nearly 40 state and regional grain and feed associations are Affiliated Association members. Each NGFA Affiliated Association member has the right to vote at NGFA meetings, such as the annual business meeting. In addition, the majority of Affiliated Association members have the right to appoint a director to the NGFA Board of Directors. Appointed directors have the same rights as elected directors.

Contact Todd Kemp for more information.

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