Who We Are

The North American Export Grain Association

The North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) is a not-for-profit trade association promoting policies, rules and commercial practices that support efficient international trade in grains, oilseeds and their derived products. NAEGA’s members include private and publicly owned companies and farmer-owned cooperatives who export agricultural production to customers around the world. Our member driven  work benefits consumers, farmers and people working the trade.


The multitude of issues with which we deal continues to drive our intent to focus on what is best for our industry. To help reach our goals, we have articulated a NAEGA philosophy that is based on three principles that motivate most of our actions. These include:

  • Commercial solutions based on best practices and constant innovation are the most effective and preferable. 
  • Least trade distortive official measures are a critical component for achieving affordable, reliable and secure global food security and improved nutrition.
  • Our industry must be informed of and participate as appropriate in proceedings where relevant commercial and official practices, including policies and regulatory action, are negotiated or discussed.


Our philosophy further results in policy priorities for the entire value chain we support that include:

  • Safe products and work environment as a mandate.
  • Integrity, accountability, resilience, and transparency.
  • Customer driven market solutions.
  • Competitive and open markets.
  • Trade facilitative information exchange.
  • Rules and discipline  to support global markets.
  • Risk proportionate and science-based regulation.


The North American Export Grain Association, Inc. (NAEGA) was chartered in 1912 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in the state of New York in 1920. NAEGA works to promote and sustain the development of the export trade of grains, oilseeds and primary products processed there from.

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