About Us

Northwest Grain Growers is a farmer-owned cooperative operating in Washington and Oregon. The organization was established in 1929 as Walla Walla Grain Growers. In 1998, WWGG merged with Touchet Valley Grain Growers creating Northwest Grain Growers. NWGG has continued to expand with the merger of Columbia Country Grain Growers in 2016 followed by the merger with Whitgro in 2018. 

Today the cooperative serves over 2,000 members by selling certified seed and providing grain handling and marketing services. Northwest Grain Growers handles over forty million bushels of grain, sells over 1.5 million bushels of certified seed with annual sales topping $300 million dollars.

Facilities

Northwest Grain Growers operates 31 licensed country elevators, 4 barge loading facilities, 1 shuttle loader and 4 retail seed plants. The seed plants are located at Walla Walla, Dayton, Lancaster & Garfield. The barge loading facilities include: Wallula, Port Kelley, Sheffler and Lyons Ferry. In 2019, NWGG added a high capacity rail loading facility in Endicott, WA. This facility will allow NWGG to load 110-car train shuttles bound for export destinations. NWGG also added an additional 1 million bushels of upright storage capacity at Endicott. 

Board of Directors

Northern District

  • Rick Repp 
  • Lisa Blumenshein 
  • Jason Huntley - 2nd VP 

Eastern District

  • Dan McKinley - President 
  • Byron Seney - Secretary 
  • Clay Hutchens 

Central District

  • Eric Cochran 
  • Lori Stonecipher 
  • Scott Ford 

Southern District

  • Guy McCaw 
  • Mike Hand 
  • Nathan Rea- 1st VP 

Meet The Team

CEO

Seed Department

Walla Walla Office

Dayton Office

St. John Office

Logistics and Operations Department

Grain Marketing Department