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From members of the USDA to our state’s congressional representatives, we’re dedicated to working with top Washington policy makers to ensure North Dakota farmers receive representations on the issues that affect their operations. 

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Working in Washington so you can Focus on the Field

No matter how big or small the issue, the NDGGA is dedicated to providing representation to North Dakota farmers on a national level. In addition to our frequent trips to our nation’s capital, the NDGGA employs a full-time lobbyist to ensure we stay current and involved with federal agricultural policy. James Callan has more than 30 years of experience advocating for agriculture. Having worked at the USDA and in several positions on Capitol Hill, James has the experience and knowledge to help the NDGGA navigate the Washington political landscape and ensure we provide the best possible representation to North Dakota farmers.

NDGGA President Dennis Haugen Named to EPA Committee

Today, North Dakota Grain Growers President Dennis Haugen was announced by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as one of 33 members appointed to the agency’s Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). Established in 2008, the FRRCC provides independent policy...

Jim Callan on Farm Talk with Mick Kjar

NDGGA Washington Lobbyist Jim Callan was recently interviewed on Farm Talk with Mick Kjar. Listen to the full interview below.   

NDGGA Joins Commodity Groups In Letter to President Trump Urging Action Against Potential Trade Dispute

The NDGGA worked hard on behalf of North Dakota farmers to be part of this letter imploring the president to take action to circumvent a trade conflict with Mexico following recent statements by Mexico's Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, Victor Toledo....