Resources

Buyers Guide

ADVERTISING INFO

The Minnesota Grain and Feed Association publishes an Annual Directory of Licensed Grain Elevators and Feed Mills in the State of Minnesota (printed each March) as well as a semi-annual magazine, “Mill & Elevator News” (printed in April and September).  Advertising space is available in both publications.  Please contact our office at info@mgfa.org  or 651-454-8212 with any questions or to be placed on our contact list for any future advertising opportunities.

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2021 MGFA DIRECTORY ADVERTISING INFO
2020 MGFA FALL MAGAZINE ADVERTISING INFO

DIRECTORY ORDER FORM

2020 Grain Elevator & Feed Mill Directories Are Now Available!

Copies of the new 2020 grain elevator and feed mill directory, published by the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association, are now available. The 105th annual edition contains very useful information on every licensed elevator, feed mill and grain buyer in Minnesota. In addition, the directory contains a listing of other ag organizations, maps of river ports, current grain and feed laws, a buyer’s guide and other pertinent industry information. The cost for the annual directory is $98, which includes postage and handling.

(Members receive one complimentary directory each year.)  

To order copies, please complete the order form and return it, along with your check to the address below.

If you have any questions concerning this annual directory or other association activities, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (651) 454-8212 or info@mgfa.org.

Directory Order Form

Send Order Form & Check To

Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
3470 Washington Drive, Suite 200
Eagan, MN 55122

Convention / Trade Show

CONVENTION INFORMATION

114th MGFA Annual Convention & Trade Show

River’s Edge Convention Center – St. Cloud, MN
January 31 – February 2, 2021

The 114th Annual Convention and Industry Trade Show of the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association, is scheduled for January 31-February 2, 2021 and will be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud. Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend this unique gathering of grain and feed industry friends and colleagues. The networking alone is worth the price of admission. This is the place where you can learn from other industry professionals, open up new business opportunities, learn about what is new to the industry and benchmark your company against your competition.

Check back here for details!

Links

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • Selling or Storing Grain in Minnesota – What farmers need to know before selling and/or storing grain in Minnesota.  To learn more about what to expect and how laws protect you and your grain, go to https://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants-insects/grain-licensing
  • Weekly Crop Reports from the USDA – Visit the National Agricultural Statistics Service to see the most up-to-date statistics. Go to: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Minnesota/index.php
  • Minnesota Grown Directory – Buying locally grown food is a red-hot sonsumer trend, and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is happy to help people find information about the best of Minnesota with its 27th annual Minnesota Grown Directory. The directory lists more than 660 Minnesota farmers markets, nurseries, berry patches and other places offering local food and other agricultural products. For a free copy go to www.minnesotagrown.com or call 888-868-7476.

GENERAL INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Warning – Zero Tolerance for Treated Seed in Grain – Poster Available

As planting gets underway across Minnesota, your farmer customers need to be reminded about the importance of taking precautions to ensure treated seed does not enter the grain supply. The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Grain Standards Act allows ZERO TOLERANCE for treated seed occurring in grain. A poster warning your customers of this zero tolerance policy is available here. The use of seed treatment technologies, including neonicotinoid insecticide treatments, is an effective tool to provide the necessary protection of seeds for a strong, healthy start. It is essential that those who treat, handle, transport, and plant treated seed manage them properly and in accordance with the label instructions to minimize the risk of pesticide exposure to non-target organisms. For detailed information about stewardship of treated seed, check out www.seed-treatment-guide.com

MN Unit Train Loading Elevator Facilities

A list of unit train loading elevator facilites in the state of Minnesota, their track capacity and elevator service road.

Grain Elevator Manual

The Grain Elevator Manual is a cooperative effort of the MAAO Agricultural Committee and the MN Department of Revenue. Over the last 15 to 20 years, grain elevators have gone through many changes and are being affected by many factors. Please note the functional and economic obsolescence sections in the front of the manual. If you have any questions about the manual, please contact Tom Houselog, Chairman of the Grain Elevator Cost Schedule subcommittee at 507-283-5022 or by email at tom.houselog@co.rock.mn.us. Click the link in the box (at right) for a PDF of the manual.