Committee – Arbitration and Appeals Panel Sarah Gonzalez March 11, 2024

Arbitration and Appeals Panel


Provide a fair, cost-effective and timely way to resolve disputes involving grain, oilseed, feed, barge and barge freight transactions. Administer the compulsory system for resolution of disputes between Active members under the NGFA’s Bylaws, and to resolve disputes with and between Allied and Transportation members if the Arbitration Rules are referenced in the underlying contractual agreement or the parties otherwise consent. Serve as the “Supreme Court” of the NGFA Arbitration System, to which arbitration decisions rendered by three-member committees can be appealed and reviewed.

Staff Liaisons:

Charlie Delacruz, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Mary Hitchcock, Vice President, Systems and Office Operations

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