We may not be meeting in person right now, but we still want to bring you valuable information to navigate volatile and weak commodity markets. Please join us online to discuss the markets and learn more about CHS Pro Advantage for corn, soybeans and wheat on Tues., Aug. 4, 10 a.m. CST.
Now through August 14, 2020, end-users can earn VISA® gift cards on qualifying Cenex® grease products. End-users will receive a $15 gift card for every qualifying 4-10 pack or 35-pound pail purchased during the qualifying time frame.
Customers may also receive a $50 VISA gift card for every qualifying 120-pound keg purchased during the promotional window. Qualifying grease products include:
HD Moly Xtreme
Blue Gard 500+™
Red Protect XT™
Fluid Gear Grease
How it works:
Provide a copy of the redemption form to the end-user to submit their claim. You can get these forms from your Certified Energy Specialist
End-user completes the Summer Grease for Gift Cards redemption form, attaches required receipts, and mails it to CHS post-marked no later than September 16, 2020.
As harvest season starts to draw near, it’s important to remember to keep safety in mind when moving augers and big equipment.
Here are a few tips for wheat harvest safety this season:
Keep careful watch for overhead power lines, especially in fields you visit regularly throughout the year, as you may habitually drive in without thinking about changes in your equipment size and height.
Harvest also leads to more driving on narrow roads and in low-light conditions, so be sure to practice defensive driving to protect yourself from traffic that may not remember how to share the road with large equipment.
Check your lights each time before you go out, ensure you have slow moving vehicle signage when needed, and plan your routes to avoid high-traffic roadways when at all possible.
From your team at CHS, we wish you a safe harvest season!
CHS reported net income of $97.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 that ended May 31, 2020. This represents a 78.8 percent increase compared to net income of $54.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2019.
In light of current conditions with COVID-19 and the inability to have in-person meetings they way we’d like, CHS wants to bring market information to you in a different way. At 10am CST on Tuesday, July 14, Chris Stringer (Corn) and Justin Friesz (Soybeans) will be sharing their perspective on the current markets, the July report, and more.
These sessions will be held on Skype Broadcast. Skype is a web-based meeting so it’s very user friendly for you to join in using your computer, tablet, or phone.
Please note that there is a login step for webinar participants, so please login before the webinar begins.
Corn and Beans (10 a.m. Central) : Please click here to enter your name and location information shortly before the webinar starts.
The links will become active 15 minutes prior to the start. To allow time for the registration process, we ask that you plan to register at least five minutes before the webinars start.
Working in the ag industry, many members of our team are frequently outside in the summer months, as are many of our farmers. The combination of heat and humidity can be a serious health threat. If you work outside you may be at increased risk for heat-related illness. So, take precautions. Here’s how:
Drink small amounts of water frequently
Wear light-colored, loose-fitting, breathable clothing—cotton is good
Take frequent short breaks in cool shade
Eat smaller meals before work activity
Avoid caffeine and alcohol or large amounts of sugar
Work in the shade
Find out from your health care provider if your medications and heat don’t mix
Know that equipment such as respirators or work suits can increase heat stress
If you’re working outdoors, make sure you are protecting yourself by blocking those harmful UV rays as well:
Cover up. Wear tightly-woven clothing that blocks out light. Try this test: Place your hand between a single layer of the clothing and a light source. If you can see your hand through the fabric, the garment offers little protection.
If you’re looking to replace any appliances, did you know Minnesota residents can get a rebate if you switch to propane for your water heater, furnace, boiler, or garage heaters? These rebates are available through Minnesota Propane Association. You must work through CHS when buying your new propane appliances for these rebates, so contact a member of our energy team to learn more before you make your next appliance purchase!
See additional information on the Minnesota Propane Rebate Program here.