Mission

Through a series of operating committees of executives from corn refining firms, the association conducts programs of technical service, public relations, and government relations for the association membership. The association is a primary source of educational material on corn and products from corn for schools, government, journalists, agriculture, and agribusiness.



Member Companies

CRA member companies operate 27 domestic plants in 11 states, and have 38 international plants.

    • Archer Daniels Midland Company
      • Domestic Plant Locations:
        • Decatur, Illinois 62525
        • Peoria, Illinois 61602*
        • Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
        • Clinton, Iowa 52732
        • Marshall, Minnesota 56258
        • Columbus, Nebraska 68601
        • Southport, North Carolina 28461*
      • International Plant Locations:
        • Razgrad, Bulgaria
        • Tianjin, China
        • Szabadegyháza, Fejér, Hungary
        • Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
        • Casablanca, Morocco
        • Adana, Turkey
    • Cargill, Incorporated
      • Domestic Plant Locations:
        • Hammond, Indiana 46320
        • Indianapolis, Indiana 46222*
        • Paris, Illinois 61944*
        • Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406
        • Eddyville, Iowa 52553
        • Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
        • Blair, Nebraska 68008
        • Wahpeton, North Dakota 58075
        • Dayton, Ohio 45413
      • International Plant Locations:
        • Castro, Parana, Brazil
        • Uberlandia, Mina Gerais, Brazil
        • Song Yuan, China
        • Haubourdin, Pas-de-Calais, France
        • Krefeld, Nordhein-Westfalen, Germany
        • Davangere, Karnataka, India
        • Castelmassa, Veneto, Italy
        • Martorell, Barcelona, Spain
        • Orhangazi, Bursa, Turkey
    • Ingredion Incorporated
      • Domestic Plant Locations:
        • Stockton, California 95206
        • Bedford Park, Illinois 60502
        • Indianapolis, Indiana 46221
        • Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
        • North Kansas City, Missouri 64116
        • Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27107
      • International Plant Locations:
        • Baradero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
        • Chacabuco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
        • Lane Cove, Sydney, Australia
        • Balsa Nova, Parana, Brazil
        • Cabo, Pernambuco, Brazil
        • Mogi-Guacu, Sao Paulo, Brazil
        • Cardinal, Ontario, Canada
        • London, Ontario, Canada
        • Cali, Valle Del Cauca, Colombia
        • Hamburg, Germany
        • Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
        • San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico
        • Tlalnepantla, Mexico State, Mexico
        • Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
        • Cornwala, Punjab, Pakistan
        • Mehran, Pakistan
        • Lima, Peru
        • Bupyeong, Kyungigi-do, South Korea
        • Incheon, Bupyong-ku, South Korea
        • Sikhiu, Nakhornratchasima, Thailand
    • Tate & Lyle Americas
      • Domestic Plant Locations:
        • Decatur, Illinois 62521
        • Lafayette, Indiana 47902
        • Lafayette, Indiana 47905
        • Dayton, Ohio 45424*
        • Loudon, Tennessee 37774
      • International Plant Locations:
        • Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
        • Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands
        • Boleraz, Trnava, Slovakia

*Specialty corn-based refinement facilities. Plants do not grind corn.

Staff

John Bode

President & CEO

Christina Martin

Executive Vice President

Shannon Marshall

Director, Member Services

Cassandra Kuball

Director, Trade & Industry Affairs

Julia Gustafson

Counsel & Director, Legislative Affairs

Allison Cooke

Director, Food Policy

Ben Gruitt

Director, Sustainability & Advanced Bioproducts

Dianne 'DD' Douglass

Director, Operations

Keniece Barbee

Special Assistant to the President & CEO

Kyle Harris

Environmental Affairs / Workplace Safety Manager

Over the last two years CRA has supported the following organizations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • American Soybean Association
  • Bryce Harlow Foundation
  • Congressional Hunger Center
  • Democratic Governors Association
  • Field to Market
  • Food Industry Environmental Network
  • Food Research & Action Center
  • Friends of the National Arboretum
  • Global Child Nutrition Foundation
  • Governors Biofuels Coalition
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • International Dairy Foods Association
  • International Food Information Council
  • International Society for Beverage Technologists
  • Michigan State University
  • National Corn Growers Association
  • National Association of Business Political Action Committees
  • National Association of Farm Broadcasters
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Association of Wheat Growers
  • National Council of State Legislatures
  • Public Affairs Council
  • Republican Agriculture Commissioners Committee
  • Republican Governors Association
  • Starch Round Table University of Illinois
  • Sustainability Leadership Forum
  • The Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • U.S. Biotech Crops Alliance
  • United States Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Grains Council
  • University of Minnesota
  • Washington Legal Foundation
  • Washington International Trade Association
  • Women in Government Relations