Thanks to member support, USDGA continues to pursue its mission of increasing the profitability of durum production through effective domestic policy development and promotion and coordinated communication and educational outreach by
Advocating for a favorable domestic public policy climate in areas such as crop insurance and permanent disaster relief.
Promoting the industry and market development opportunities through participation in the National Pasta Association and regional agriculture shows, as well as recognizing annual award and scholarship recipients.
Providing producer input on durum-related research through collaboration with the North Dakota Wheat Commission.
Providing producer education opportunities, such as the International Durum Forum, the eUPDATE and Durum Kernel newsletter.
USDGA directors work closely with state and federal agriculture groups to educate and inform members about important issues impacting the durum industry, represent growers’ interests before government regulatory agencies and support scientific research that benefits producers.