Since 1998, Dakota Pride Cooperative has been creating market opportunities for its members by adding value to their crops through an identity-preserved marketing system. The cooperative has grown from strictly focusing on domestic markets to capitalizing on opportunities overseas, where there is a high interest in knowing where products have been produced. The co-op provides information on how and where crops are produced, as well as pricing, quantity, samples, analysis and non-GMO certificates.
Headquartered in Jamestown, ND, Dakota Pride Cooperative has more than 200 member-producers with 15,000 acres available for identity-preserved production and the ability to expand acreage. Members are currently growing hard white spring wheat and food grade soybeans, but we are always looking to expand our diversity in crop varieties. Growers are paid a premium above the futures market for their crops.
The co-op works directly with buyers to select the ingredient characteristics they need to produce a profitable end product, while identifying varieties of grains and/or oilseeds to accomplish their goal. Producers grow crops to buyer specifications and guarantee quality with the highest level of identity preservation.
Dakota Pride Cooperative is part owner in Identity Ag Processing plants in Casselton, ND, and Bloomer, WI. These plants process food grade commodities that are clean and safe, with genetic integrity and organic certification. The Identity Ag facility in Casselton handles all Dakota Pride Co-op shipments and is inspected and approved by International Certification Services (ICS). It is Farm Verified Organic and USDA/NOP (National Organic Program) certified which allows for complete processing and packaging of organic commodities.