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.

NameTitleOrganizationLocation
John AugspurgerDirector Of Organizational DevelopmentLivestock Nutrition CenterOverland Park, KS
Andrew BallentineSenior Feed Grains TraderLouis Dreyfus Company LLCWilton, CT
Abby BartoshMerchandising ManagerPOET NutritionSioux Falls, SD
Robert BondSenior Grain MerchandiserAgrex Inc.Franklin, TN
Joe BourneTraderCommodity Specialists CompanyOverland Park, KS
Tom BrightDirector Of Grain MerchandisingAgtegra CooperativeAberdeen, SD
Sean BroderickSenior Merchandising ManagerCHSInver Grove, MN
Kayla BurkhartGrain Division ManagerCHS SunPrairieMinot, ND
Jamie ClendeninMerchandising ManagerFarmers Grain Terminal Inc.Greenville, MS
CC CraigVice President-Grain MerchandisingFarmers Grain Terminal Inc.Greenville, MS
Eric Dubbelde Central Farm ServiceTruman, MN
Kim R. EkenaVice PresidentAmerican River Transportation CompanyDecatur, IL
Anthony Fletcher CGB Enterprises Inc.Covington, LA
Mark GergenManagerADM Grain CompanyToledo, OH
Phil GreeneDirector Of CommoditiesFoster FarmsFresno, CA
Kurt GulickCommercial Origination ManagerCGB Enterprises Inc.Tulsa, OK
Edmund HallPresidentHarris-Crane Inc.Charlotte, NC
Jason Hofer Gavilon Grain LLCOmaha, NE
Matthew HopkinsVice President, Export Trading-Ag ServicesArcher Daniels Midland CompanyDecatur, IL
Jenn KrultzCommodity MerchantVita Plus CorporationLoyal, WI
J. Stephen LucasPresidentJayhawker Consulting Co. LLCTrumbull, CT
Broc MaffiaPricing ManagerJ.D. Heiskell & Co.Tulare, CA
Jay MathewsGrain Marketing ManagerMidwest Grain LLCBloomington, IL
Dan McNeilSenior Feedgrain TraderZen-Noh GrainCovington, LA
Michael MeyersDirector Of Wheat By-ProductsAPEXHamburg, NY
Brad MorrisonMerchandiserTate and Lyle Ingredients Americas Inc.Decatur, IL
Joel MuellerDirector Corn ProductsGavilon Grain LLCOmaha, NE
Dean P. O'HarrisHead Organic MerchandiserPerdue AgriBusiness LLCBuckeye, AZ
Allan PerrySenior Merchandiser, Corn TradingPerdue AgriBusiness LLCSalisbury, MD
Greg RamsbottomDir., Sourcing & Risk Mgmt., Feed GroupLand O'Lakes Inc.Shoreville, MN
Patrick J. RiesCommercial ManagerCGB Enterprises Inc.Princeton, IL
Jacob SmitPresident & CEOGreat Lakes Agra CorporationCentralia, ON
Mark StoppelVice President, Dry SlalesAmerican Commercial Lines Inc.Jeffersonville, IN
Dan SuarezMerchandiserCentral States Enterprises Inc.Lake Mary, FL
Matt TomaykoManager, Grain SalesIngram Barge CompanyNashville, TN
Ryan WarnerSenior Manager, Rail PricingBunge North America Inc.Chesterfield, MO
Jeffrey WebbBarge Freight Trading ManagerCargill IncorporatedMinneapolis, MN
The following individuals are currently serving as apprentices on the Trade Rules Committee as part of NGFA's Committee Apprentice Program: 

Eric Dubbelde, Market Advisor, Central Farm Services, Truman, MN
Kurt Gulick, Commercial Origination Manager, CGB, Tulsa, OK
Jenn Krultz, Commodity Merchant, Vita Plus Loyal, Loyal, WI
Broc Maffia, Pricing & Farmulation Manager, J.D. Heiskell & Co., Tulare, CA