ND Dry Pea & Lentil Council
ND Dry Pea & Lentil Council (NDDPLC)
Due to the tremendous growth of dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, and lupins in ND during the late 90's, the ND Dry Pea & Lentil Association introduced legislation during the 1997 Legislative session to create a check-off on the sale of dry peas and lentils. The growers established the Council to manage growers investment to best utilize the dollars in the areas of marketing, research, education and promotion. For information on how checkoff dollars are utilized, click the document link below.
The Council consists of five producers from different regions of North Dakota. Each producer is elected to serve a three year term. The five elected growers are elected in district elections by county representatives. The county representatives are elected within their county by a vote of all growers who produce dry peas, lentils, chickpeas or lentils.
First Purchaser Requirements
According to the ND Dry Pea & Lentil Council Act effective July 1, 1997, all first purchasers of pulse crops grown or sold in North Dakota must deduct an assessment of 1% of net value and remit the collections to the ND Dry Pea & Lentil Council. The Act defines a first purchaser as "any person, firm, corporation, association, partnership, agent, or broker buying, accepting for sale, or otherwise acquiring dry peas and lentils after harvest from a grower." If you are a first purchaser or plan to be and require more information, contact the office at 701-222-6338.
Mailing Information: North Dakota Dry Pea & Lentil Council
PO Box 1352
Bismarck, ND 58502
For a complete copy of the ND Dry Pea & Lentil Council Act, click the following link.
North Dakota Dry Pea & Lentil Council Act
Scott Sova - District I
Sova, elected in 2020, is currently serving his first term on the NDDPLC, representing pulse producers in the northwest region of North Dakota. Read more...
Jeremy Huether - District II
- Serves on NPGA Education Committee
- Serves on US National Board Domestic Marketing Committee
Huether, elected in 2016, represents pulse producers in the southwest region of North Dakota. Read more...
Bob Finken, District III
Finken, elected in 2021 is currently serving his first term on the NDDPLC, representing pulse producers north central North Dakota.
Chair - District IV
- Serves on USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council Board
- Chairman, USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council Research Committee
- Serves on NPGA Research & Development Committee
Saueressig, elected in 2018, represents pulse growers in the central portion of North Dakota. Read more...
Kevin Wolsky, Vice-Chair, District V
Wolsky, elected in 2017, represents pulse producers in the northeast region of North Dakota. Read more...
- Serves as NDDPLC Liaison on NPGA
- Serves on US National Board as Council Representative (Alternate)
- Serves on US National Board Info/Gov Committee (Alternate)
USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council Regional Representation
Kim Saueressig McClusky, ND- Serves as regional representative on the US National Board
Scott Sova Noonan, ND - Serves as regional representative on the US National Board