CHS supports Roberts County 4-H through $5,000 grant

Pictured: Curtis Curran, CHS Location Manager & Amy Currence, Building Fund Treasurer

Herman, Minnesota (Dec. 23, 2020) – Through the CHS Country Operations Seeds for Stewardship grant program, CHS is proud to support local organizations that focus on safety, agriculture industry leadership and supporting rural communities.

Roberts County 4-H received a $5,000 grant from CHS based out of Herman, Minnesota, to help fund the building of a local community center through the CHS Country Operations Seeds for Stewardship grant program. The community center will include a community room, banquet hall, office space and full kitchen, and will provide space for Roberts County 4-H members to gather as well as serve as a space for use by local community members.

“Rural communities work hard to keep people safe while building and developing tomorrow’s leaders,” says Jerry Kramer, general manager, CHS. “We are thankful for those who are dedicated to making sure our communities continue to be strong, safe places for our customers and employees to live and work together. Their great work helps build connections that empower agriculture and our communities.”

Since 2019, CHS ag retail locations across the U.S. have awarded more than $340,000 to local organizations through the Seeds for Stewardship program. The funds provided in 2020 are being used to help protect firefighters, engage students in ag leadership and education projects, sustain local 4-H and FFA groups, and build gathering places where 4-Hers and community members can meet.

The Herman-based CHS ag retail business delivers agronomy, energy and grain products and services to Minnesota and South Dakota ag producers and other customers from eleven locations. It is part of CHS Inc., (www.chsinc.com) a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, agronomy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to creating connections to empower agriculture, helping its farmer-owners, customers and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, seed, crop protection products, grain marketing services, production and agricultural services, animal nutrition products, foods and food ingredients, and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries and pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

CHS Inc. owners elect seven board members during CHS Annual Meeting

Officers of board also elected by board peers following annual meeting

CHS Inc. owners elected seven board members to three-year terms during the cooperative’s 2020 annual meeting held virtually Dec. 3 in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. CHS Inc. is the nation’s largest cooperative and a leading global agribusiness company owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States.

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Closing Office To Outside Traffic

November 16: Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in our area, CHS has locked our office doors to customers and outside traffic beginning Tuesday, November 17.

During this time, employees can be reached at the main office numbers or directly on their cell phones. Here are links to our location phone numbersagronomy sales representativesgrain marketing specialists and certified energy specialists for your reference.

Any changes to location accessibility will be updated on this page; please check back for additional information. Questions can be directed to your local CHS office.

CHS reports fiscal year 2020 net income of $422.4 million

CHS income

CHS reported net income of $422.4 million for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2020. This compares to fiscal year 2019 net income of $829.9 million.

Key financial drivers for fiscal year 2020 include:

  • Consolidated revenues of $28.4 billion for fiscal year 2020 compared to $31.9 billion for fiscal year 2019.
  • Strong supply chain performance in our propane business driven by efficiently sourced propane to customers to meet strong crop drying and home heating demand that contributed to improved results especially during the first half of fiscal year 2020.
  • Less advantageous market conditions in our refined fuels business, primarily driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulted in volume and price declines that significantly reduced earnings compared to the prior year.
  • Poor weather conditions negatively impacted our Ag segment’s operations during the first half of fiscal year 2020, resulting in lower crop yields and poor grain quality following a late harvest and lower crop nutrient sales during fall 2019.
  • Improved weather conditions during the 2020 spring planting season drove increased earnings across much of our Ag segment in the second half of fiscal year 2020.
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Jay Debertin: Update to CHS owners

Dear CHS owners:

Corn and soybean harvest is well underway, and it’s been a good fall. We’re glad to see that progress, although this week’s weather has forced a pause in many areas. We hope you are enjoying a safe, productive season and look forward to speaking with you at the virtual 2020 CHS Annual Meeting on Dec. 3.

Thank you for your business. Please let us know how we can help you complete this season and move into 2021.

Click here to hear more from CHS President and CEO Jay Debertin.

Herman Elevator Complete and Receiving Grain

In 2007, Jerry Bryson sold 50 acres of land in Herman, Minnesota to CHS.

Today, this land is home to a new, state of the art elevator complex, which began receiving grain October 13, 2020. In the photo gallery below, Bryson is pictured delivering the first load of grain into the new elevator. This is Bryson’s last harvest, as he plans to retire from farming after this fall.

The new elevator complex has an RFID card reader system for swift delivery and includes three 25,000 bushel/hour receiving pits. At 132 feet tall, 8 main silos along with additional smaller bins offer 1.45 million bushels of upright storage space.

Area farmers have already begun delivering to the new elevator. Take a quick watch of this video taken during construction, which gives an idea of the traffic pattern new grain deliveries will be taking to enter the elevator.

Please contact a member of our grain team with any delivery questions regarding the new elevator through harvest.

Control the chaos of harvest

corn harvest

The following information is provided by Nationwide, the #1 farm and ranch insurer in the U.S.1

During the busy harvest season, farms and grain-handling facilities are some of the most dangerous places to work. Slips and falls from ladders, entanglements from augers and PTOs, crushing injuries from grain truck and railroad traffic, grain bin entrapment and engulfment from grain bin entry, and fires and explosions from grain dust accumulation, are just some of the hazards.

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Three Points of Contact

The safest way to mount and dismount vehicles, equipment, and ladders is to maintain three points of constant contact. That means one hand and two feet, or two hands and one foot – always. Anything less and you’re risking a fall.

Tips for Using the THREE-POINT System

• Always face towards the equipment.

• Get a firm grip on the rails or handles.

• Look for obstacles on the ground before exiting.

• Mount and dismount when the equipment is stopped.

• Break the three-point contact only when you reach the ground, cab, or platform.

• Slow down and take extra care in wet, snowy, or icy weather.

• Avoid wearing loose or torn clothing that can catch on the equipment.

• Wear shoes with good support.

Common Mistakes to Avoid:

• Never jump – you may land off balance or on an uneven surface and fall

• Don’t climb down with something in your free hand – put it on the vehicle floor and reach up for it when you get to the ground.

• Don’t use tires or wheel hubs as a step surface.

• Don’t use the door frame or door edge as a handhold.

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