House marks 125th anniversary of the NGFA

Senate Agriculture Committee expected to introduce a similar resolution in the Senate next week.

Krissa Welshans, Livestock Editor

November 10, 2021

2 Min Read
wheat field

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) announced that a bipartisan resolution recognizing the 125th anniversary of the NGFA and “celebrating the history and longstanding efforts of the Association and its members in transforming the American farmer’s bounty into safe, nutritious, sustainable and affordable human and animal food,” has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

NGFA, founded on Nov. 9, 1896 at the Saratoga Hotel in Chicago, has represented and provided services for grain, feed and related commercial businesses for 125 years.

“NGFA is honored to be recognized in Congress for its 125-year history. This Association has been proud to represent the men and women of the grain, feed, processing and related industries and their critical role in the entire agricultural value chain and contributions to the U.S. economy,” said NGFA President and CEO Mike Seyfert. “We thank House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott, D-Ga., and Ranking Member Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Pa., and the 23 original cosponsors in the House for recognizing NGFA and its members and introducing this resolution.”

Scott said in a statement, “I am proud to recognize the 125th anniversary of the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA). The nonprofit trade association, founded in Chicago, Illi., represents so many agriculture businesses including over 1,000 companies and 7,500 facilities.”

He continued, “To mark this anniversary, I am proud to join with my Ranking Member, Congressman GT Thompson, in leading this bipartisan resolution intended to recognize this historic milestone and the wonderful farmers and their representatives who have contributed to this important association and worked to feed our country.”

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Ranking Member John Boozman, R-Ark., are expected to introduce a similar resolution in the Senate next week.

Originally formed by 38 people as the Grain Dealers National Association, the NGFA has grown into the most diverse and all-encompassing agribusiness association in America, representing more than 1,000 member companies engaged in all sectors of the industry.

Earlier this year, NGFA announced the launch of its anniversary celebration with a series of initiatives to guide member engagement and the release of a new NGFA tagline – “Transforming America’s Harvest.”

In addition to Chairman Scott and Ranking Member Thompson, the following members are original cosponsors of the resolution: Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.; Al Lawson Jr., D-Fla.; Angie Craig, D-Minn.; Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz.; Tracey Mann, R-Kan.; Eric Crawford, R-Ark.; Cynthia Axne, D-Iowa; Sandford Bishop, D-Ga.; Jake LaTurner, R-Kan.; Ron Estes, R-Kan.; Ron Kind, D-Wisc.; Julia Letlow, R-La.; Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa; David Rouzer, R-N.C.; Jim Costa, D-Calif.; James Baird, R-Ind.; Luis Correa, D-Calif.; Abigail Davis Spanberger, D-Va.; Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn.; Glenn Grothman, R-Wisc.; Rodney Davis, R-Ill.; Austin Scott, R-Ga.; Matthew Rosendale, R-Mont.


About the Author(s)

Krissa Welshans

Livestock Editor

Krissa Welshans grew up on a crop farm and cow-calf operation in Marlette, Michigan. Welshans earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Michigan State University and master’s degree in public policy from New England College. She and her husband Brock run a show cattle operation in Henrietta, Texas, where they reside with their son, Wynn.

Subscribe to Our Newsletters
Feedstuffs is the news source for animal agriculture

You May Also Like