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.

Committee Chairman: Dean O'Harris, Great Lakes Grain & Transportation LLC, Buckeye, Ariz.
NGFA Staff Liaisons: Charlie Delacruz and Mary Hitchcock

John AugspurgerDirector Of Organizational DevelopmentLivestock Nutrition CenterOverland Park, KS
Robert BondSenior Grain MerchandiserAgrex Inc.Franklin, TN
Joe BourneTraderCommodity Specialists CompanyOverland Park, KS
Tom BrightGrain MerchandisingTeam Marketing Alliance LLCMoundridge, KS
Jake BrodbeckVice PresidentADM Grain CompanyHavana, IL
Sean BroderickSenior Merchandising ManagerCHSInver Grove, MN
Kayla BurkhartGeneral ManagerDakota Midland Grain LLCVoltaire, ND
Jamie ClendeninCommercial ManagerViserion Grain LLCDenver, CO
Matt CoulterProduct Line Manager - FreightBunge North America Inc.Wentzville, MO
Matt DvorakMerchandising ManagerThe AndersonsOverland Park, KS
Stefan FiedlerManager, DDS TradingArcher Daniels Midland CompanyDecatur, IL
Anthony FletcherDirector Of TransportationCGB Enterprises Inc.Covington, LA
Phil GreeneVice PresidentFoster FarmsFresno, CA
Edmund HallPresidentHarris-Crane Inc.Charlotte, NC
Kimberly HawksCommercial Manager -- US Eastern Supply ChainLouis Dreyfus Company LLCWilton, CT
Jason HoferVP Export MerchandisingGavilon Grain LLCOmaha, NE
Matthew HopkinsVice President, Export Trading-Ag ServicesArcher Daniels Midland CompanyDecatur, IL
Taylor JansAssociate Relationship ManagerCoBankOmaha, NE
J. Stephen LucasPresidentJayhawker Consulting Co. LLCTrumbull, CT
Jay MathewsGrain Marketing ManagerMidwest Grain LLCBloomington, IL
Richard McCartyDirector, Marketing Grain & FertilizerAmerican Commercial Lines Inc.Jeffersonville, IN
Dan McNeilSenior Feedgrain TraderZen-Noh GrainCovington, LA
Michelle MillerDirector Byproduct SalesGrain CraftOverland Park, KS
Brad MorrisonMerchandiserTate & Lyle Ingredients Americas Inc.Decatur, IL
Joel MuellerDirector Corn ProductsGavilon Grain LLCOmaha, NE
Greg NesslerSpring Wheat MerchandiserCHS Inc.Saint Paul, MN
Dean P. O'HarrisTrader And Business DevelopmentGreat Lakes Grain & Transportation LLCBuckeye, AZ
Allie OderGrain MerchandiserBunge North America Inc.Sherrill, AR
Allan PerrySenior Merchandiser, Corn TradingPerdue AgriBusiness LLCSalisbury, MD
Dave PeschongSenior MerchandiserPOET NutritionSioux Falls, SD
Greg RamsbottomDir., Sourcing & Risk Mgmt., Feed GroupLand O'Lakes Inc.Shoreview, MN
Patrick J. RiesTrade Manager - Midwest RegionCGB Enterprises Inc.Princeton, IL
Brittany Schaefer BatzDirector Of ProductDemeter LogisticsWildwood, MO
Dan SuarezSenior MerchandiserScoularLake Mary, FL
Joseph TaftSenior TraderThe DeLong Co. Inc.Clinton, WI
Matt TomaykoManager, Grain SalesIngram Barge CompanyNashville, TN
Ryan WarnerRail Trading Group ManagerCGB Enterprises Inc.Covington, LA
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: 

Taylor Jans, Associate Relationship Manager, CoBank, Omaha, NE
Greg Nessler, Spring Wheat Merchandiser, CHS Inc., Inver Grover Heights, MN
Allie Oder, Grain Elevator Manager, Bunge North America, Sherrill, AR