Two CHS businesses unify on Sept. 1 for greater patron benefit

HERMAN, Minn. (Sept. 4, 2018) –  On Sept. 1, two locally governed CHS ag retailers, CHS Border States and CHS New Horizons, began operating as one unified business unit under the name of CHS.

The two producer boards of CHS Border States and CHS New Horizons voted unanimously in March to unify their operations and create one new business unit within CHS. The two boards came to this decision after much thoughtful discussion about how best to serve the farmers, ranchers and other customers in South Dakota and Minnesota as the agriculture industry continues to evolve.

“Our board room discussions revealed much greater advantages to our patrons with a full unification,” said Dana Stapleton, former board president, CHS Border States. “Both of our operations were already strong financially, but combining these two business units allows us to put the appropriate levels of resources into services and programs while strengthening our risk management and leverage with suppliers.”

“The conversation about unification has been ongoing for some time,” said Steven Deal, former board president, CHS New Horizons. “But when Dean Longnecker, general manager, CHS Border States, announced his retirement plans earlier this year, this decision caused both boards to look at the idea more closely.”

Longnecker retired on March 2, 2018, and at that time, Jerry Kramer, general manager for CHS New Horizons, was chosen to lead the new operation. The two business units have been working together operationally since then, but the full unification did not occur until Sept. 1, the start of the new CHS fiscal year.

The two producer boards have merged into one board to oversee the new operation, with Steven Deal as president and Dana Stapleton as vice president. The two business units have spent the summer bringing operations together so that, starting Sept. 1, the change should be seamless for customers and business partners. The main administrative office will be in Herman, Minn. A new website is being developed (chs-herman.com) and will be live in mid-September.

The new business unit is part of CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com), a leading U.S. farmer-owned cooperative. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

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August 2018 Sealed Bid Equipment Auction

Sealed bids for auction equipment will be accepted until 5PM on Friday, August 31, 2018 at CHS New Horizons in Chokio, MN.  Bids received after this time will not be considered and we reserve the right to refuse any bids.  

Equipment is sold as-is, no warranty.  Any and all information is shared to the best of our knowledge and is not necessarily an all-inclusive description of the equipment; it is up to each bidder to verify the accuracy of these statements and the condition of the items before bidding.  

Bid Process:
Your bid must include your name, address, phone number, bid amount & unit number of equipment.  Submit your sealed bid to the CHS New Horizons office in Chokio by either mail (CHS New Horizons, Attn: Equipment Sealed Bid Auction, PO Box 126, Chokio MN 56221) or drop off at the front office in a sealed envelope, marked ‘Equipment Sealed Bid Auction’.

Bids will be reviewed the week of September 4 and all winning bidders will be notified by Friday, September 7.  Equipment must be paid in full and picked up by Friday, September 14, 2018.  
Questions regarding the sealed bid equipment auction can be directed to Doug Olson at 320-324-2477.  Equipment is available for viewing in Chokio & Herman; check individual equipment photos on our Facebook link here for location information.

Stevens County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Stevens County:

Chokio East Corn Plot
Features Allegiant, Pioneer, Wensman, NK & Mycogen hybrids

Chokio East Corn Plot
Features Dekalb, Pioneer, Wensman, NK & Mycogen hybrids

Chokio Seed Treatment Trial
Data from seed treatment & planting population trial

Chokio East Liberty Link Soybean Plot
Features Credenz and CHS Liberty varieties

Chokio East Soybean Plot
Features Allegiant, Pioneer, Wensman, Mycogen & NK varieties

Chokio East Soybean Plot
Features Asgrow, Pioneer, Wensman, Mycogen & NK varieties

Chokio East Xtend Soybean Plot
Features Allegiant & Wensman varieties

Chokio East Xtend Soybean Plot
Features Asgrow & Wensman varieties

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Todd County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Todd County:

Long Prairie Corn Plot
Features Mycogen, Pioneer, Allegiant & NK hybrids

Long Prairie Corn Plot
Features Mycogen, Pioneer, Dekalb & NK hybrids

Long Prairie Corn Plot
Features NK, Mycogen & Allegiant hybrids

Long Prairie Corn Plot
Features NK, Mycogen & Dekalb hybrids

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Stearns County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Stearns County:

Elrosa Corn Plot
Features Pioneer, Allegiant, Mycogen, NK & Wensman hybrids

Elrosa Corn Plot
Features Pioneer, Dekalb, Mycogen, NK & Wensman hybrids

Elrosa Soybean Plot
Features Wensman, Pioneer, Allegiant, NK & Mycogen varieties

Elrosa Soybean Plot
Features Wensman, Pioneer, Asgrow, NK & Mycogen varieties

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Otter Tail County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Otter Tail County:

Fergus Falls Corn Plot
Features Dekalb, Thunder, Pioneer, Wensman, & NK hybrids

Fergus Falls Liberty Link Soybean Plot
Features
Credenz & Thunder varieties

Fergus Falls Soybean Plot
Features Allegiant, Wensman, Thunder, Syngenta, & Pioneer varieties 

Fergus Falls Soybean Plot
Features Asgrow, Wensman, Thunder, Syngenta, & Pioneer varieties 

Battle Lake Corn Plot
Features Allegiant & Pioneer hybrids

Battle Lake Corn Plot
Features Dekalb & Pioneer hybrids

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Grant County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Grant County:

Herman Soybean Plot
Features Mycogen, Wensman, Allegiant, Pioneer & Syngenta varieties

Herman Soybean Plot
Features Mycogen, Wensman, Asgrow, Pioneer & Syngenta varieties

Herman Corn Plot
Features Allegiant, Wensman, Pioneer, Mycogen & Syngenta hybrids

Herman Corn Plot
Features Asgrow, Wensman, Pioneer, Mycogen & Syngenta hybrids

Hoffman Corn Plot
Features Pioneer, NK, Wensman, Allegiant & Mycogen hybrids

Hoffman Corn Plot
Features Pioneer, NK, Wensman, Dekalb & Mycogen hybrids

Hoffman Soybean Plot
Features Pioneer, NK, Mycogen & Allegiant varieties

Hoffman Soybean Plot
Features Pioneer, NK, Mycogen & Dekalb varieties

Hoffman Liberty Link Soybean Plot
Features CHS Liberty & Credenz varieties

Hoffman Corn Plot
Features Allegiant & Gold Harvest hybrids

Hoffman Corn Plot
Features Dekalb & Gold Harvest hybrids

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Big Stone County Harvest Results

 

Click below to view 2017 plot results in Big Stone County:

Clinton East Liquid Fertility Plot
Data from in-furrow corn starter fertilizer trial

Clinton East Corn Plot
Features Allegiant, Pioneer, NK & Mycogen hybrids

Clinton East Corn Plot
Features Dekalb, Pioneer, NK & Mycogen hybrids

Clinton East Liberty Link Soybean Plot
Features Credenz and CHS Liberty varieties

Clinton Fertilizer Liquid Fertility Plot
Date from in-furrow corn starter fertilizer trial

Clinton Fertilizer Corn Plot
Features Allegiant, Pioneer, NK & Mycogen hybrids

Clinton Fertilizer Corn Plot
Features Dekalb, Pioneer, NK & Mycogen hybrids

 

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