Bringing live market information directly to you

CHS will be bringing market information directly to its growers in a new way on Tuesday, July 14.

In light of current conditions with COVID-19 across the United States, we will be bringing market information to you virtually, rather than in-person meetings like we’ve done in the past.

On Tuesday, July 14, there will be two different live broadcasts to talk about corn, soybeans and wheat markets.

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Local high school seniors awarded CHS Northern Plains scholarships

Five high school seniors from the CHS Northern Plains trade area have been named recipients $1000 scholarships.

“Our youth is the next generation of our rural communities, we’re proud to be able to support them and their future endeavors.” said Todd Oster, general manager.

The recipients of the 2020 CHS Northern Plains scholarships include:

Ty Buchholz, Fredonia, ND, son of Billy and Bari Buchholz
Hunter Eide, Gettysburg, SD, son of Shon and Gerri Eide
Jake Herr, Wishek, ND, son of Bruce and Stacey Herr
Amy Ingerson, Eureka, SD, daughter of Brian and Francie Ingerson
Chessa McDaniel, Lantry, SD, daughter of Donnie and Kimberly McDaniel

In order to be eligible for a CHS Northern Plains scholarship, applicants must be a high school senior from the CHS Northern Plains trade area. A parent or guardian must be a customer of CHS Northern Plains. We encourage but do not require the individual to be seeking a degree or certification in agricultural studies.  Full details can be found on our website, chsnorthernplains.com.

The local CHS Northern Plains retail businesses deliver agronomy, energy, feed and grain products and services to North and South Dakota ag producers and other customers from eight locations, as part of CHS Inc., 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 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 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.

Freeing phosphorus: New ways to add crop nutrient availability

An innovative option makes broadcast crop nutrient applications more available.

Farmers wouldn’t be satisfied with just 20 percent weed control from a herbicide application, but that’s typically the best nutrient availability they can expect from dry phosphate fertilizer applications.

“Under the best soil conditions, only one-fifth of applied phosphorus may be available to the crop throughout the season,” says Steve Carlsen, Levesol and crop enhancement manager, CHS Agronomy. “Availability is even less when soil pH levels are too high or too low or in soils that contain too little organic matter.”

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Micronutrients 101: Going Back to Basics

This article first appeared in the LIFT newsletter, a publication of CHS Agronomy. Read the entire article.

As growers finalize planting preparations and plan in-season fertilizer and sidedress applications, they may be looking for solutions for micronutrients deficiencies identified by soil or tissue sampling on their most productive acres. What are the most essential micronutrients and what products can help with yield and profitability?

The essential micronutrients include Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), Boron (B), Copper (Cu), Molybdenum (Mo) and Manganese (Mn).

  • They are considered micros because they are needed in smaller amounts compared to macronutrients by the plant.
  • Many micronutrients hold the key to how well the other nutrients are used; attribute to how well the plant develops and effects the total yield it will produce come harvest.
  • They also help feed the microorganisms in the soil to perform important steps in various nutrient cycles of the growing process.
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COVID-19 Updates – Locations

Current COVID-19 Changes at CHS Northern Plains (Updated Regularly)
Last updated 4/9/2020

Overall Company Updates:

  • We are limiting access at all locations and have eliminated walk-in traffic. Our staff members are available via phone (calls and texts) and email to fully serve your needs during this time.
  • We have restricted face-to-face meetings. Our sales staff will conduct business via phone, text or email. As a company that prides itself on the relationships we have built, this will be a difficult change. However, face-to-face meetings pose a greater risk for all parties. If you need to conduct critical business that requires an in-person meeting, please call for an appointment to confirm access to the facility and availability of staff. All visitors to our office will be required to complete a questionnaire before entering our facilities.

CHS Capital Updates:

  • Please contact Rachelle Griese at (c) 605-765-4591 or Jolene Schall at (c) 605-295-1515 with any CHS Capital inquiries. All capital business will be handled by phone or email only. Rachelle will process any capital checks mailed in or dropped off remotely.

CHS Northern Plains Main Office, Gettysburg, SD:

In order to follow the social distancing recommendations, we currently have a limited staff in the office.

If you need to place a fuel or propane order call 605-765-2477 to speak to Erika. If she is not able to answer, please leave her a message or for immediate assistance call Steve Eldeen at 605-377-3895.

For the agronomy dept call 605-765-2498 or Ross at 605-769-4089, for the grain dept call 605-765-2496 or Shawn at 605-769-0432, for Capital call Rachelle at 605-765-4591, for safety call Kelly at 605-769-0570, for accounting call Bridget at 605-769-0426 or Melissa at 605-769-9009.


Ashley C-Store:

  • Hours of Operation: 6AM – 6PM Monday – Friday, Closed Saturday and Sunday.
  • No prepared food or dining-in available.

Ashley Location:

  • Ashley Main Office Hours of Operation: 8AM to 5PM.
  • Ashley Agronomy Hours of Operation: 8AM – 5PM.
  • All visitors, patrons and vendors entering the office will be asked to complete a screening. We ask that you limit any visit to just what is essential.
  • Please call ahead for all agronomy product, our staff will have it ready for pickup. Customers are asked to stay in their vehicle during pickup.
  • Venturia Elevator Hours of Operation: 8AM – 5PM
  • Elevator office is closed to all foot traffic until further notice.
  • For grain deliveries and shipping, please remain in your truck at all times, unless to tarp, un-tarp or open traps. All paperwork will be brought to you.
  • Grain checks will be mailed out or an arrangement will be made for pickup – call our office to talk with a member of our staff.

We have cell, email, text and Adobe sign available for use.
We will update you as guidelines change.


Dupree Location:

  • Hours of Operation: 7:30AM – 5:00PM Monday – Friday, 8AM – 12PM Saturday.
  • Our office is closed to all visitors.
  • Please call ahead for all orders, our team will have it ready for you upon arrival.

If we all work together, we can get through this difficult time.
Thank you for your business.


Eureka Location:

  • Eureka Agronomy Hours of Operation: 8AM – 5PM
  • Eureka Main Office Hours of Operation: 8AM – 5PM
  • All visitors, patrons and vendors entering the office will be asked to complete a screening. We ask that you limit any visit to just what is essential.
  • Please call ahead for agronomy products, our staff will have it ready upon your arrival. Please stay in your vehicle during pickup.

We have cell, email, text and Adobe sign available for use.
We will update you as guidelines change.


Faulkton Location:

  • Hours of Operation: 8AM – 5PM
  • Office is closed to visitors until further notice.
  • Warehouse needs: Please call ahead with needs, our team will prepare your order and schedule a pickup time.
  • We can be reached by contacting the office, cell phones and email.

Gettysburg Location:

  • Hours of Operation: 8AM – 5PM
  • Gettysburg grain office is closed to the public until further notice.
  • Feed Warehouse Loadouts: Please call ahead with any feed orders, our team will prepare your order. Please stay in your vehicle during pickup.
  • Farm Deliveries: we ask you to keep distance from CHS employees.
  • Grain Deliveries: Inbound and Outbound loads, please stay in your truck and we will service you.
  • Grain Samples: There is a drop box by the office door at the East scale, please call ahead and/or drop samples at the box and we will call you with grading results.
  • Grain checks can be mailed or arrangements can be made for pickup in the drop box at the East scale. Please contact our office to talk with a member of our staff.

We have cell, email, text and Adobe sign available for use.
We will update you as guidelines change.


Isabel Location:

  • Hours of Operation: 7:30AM – 5:00PM Monday-Friday, closed Saturdays until further notice.
  • Please call ahead for pickup, our team will prepare your order and have it ready upon arrival.
  • If you must enter the building, please us the hand sanitizer at the door and we ask that you adhere to the 6-foot distancing guidelines set out by the CDC.

If we all work together, we can get through this difficult time.
Thank you for your business.


Selby Location:

  • Hours of Operation: 7AM – 5PM
  • Selby Grain and Agronomy offices are closed to the public until further notice.
  • Warehouse Loadouts: Call ahead with any feed, chemical and fertilizer needs. Our team will prepare your order for arrival. Please stay in your vehicle during pickup.
  • For grain deliveries, you are asked to stay out of driveway offices and open your own traps.
  • Grain checks will be mailed out or set in entry way for pickup, please call our office to talk with a member of our staff.

We have cell, email, text and Adobe sign available for use.
We will update you as guidelines change.


Strasburg Location:

  • Hours of Operation: 7AM – 5PM
  • Offices are closed to the public until further notice
  • Grain Receiving: Customers are asked to open their own traps and ask that you adhere to the 6-foot distancing guidelines set out by the CDC.
  • Grain Loadout: Drivers are asked to keep distance from employees while watching gauges and rolling tarps.

We have cell, email, text and Adobe sign available for use.
We will update you as guidelines change.


We will adjust our practices as necessary in the coming days, weeks or months. Rest assured, it is our commitment that we will continue to provide excellent service and support throughout this unprecedented time, even if we must do it differently.
Stay safe and healthy,
Todd Oster
General Manager

CHS reports $125.4 million in second quarter net income

Sunset over a farm

April 8, 2020

Dear Owners:

We are pleased to share our second quarter results for fiscal year 2020. We reported net income of $125.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, which ended Feb. 29, 2020. This compares to net income of $248.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.

The company reported revenues of $6.6 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 compared to revenues of $6.5 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019. In the first six months of fiscal year 2020, CHS reported net income of $303.3 million compared to net income of $596.3 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2019.

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Update on COVID-19 from Jay Debertin

Dear valued customers and owners:

As our essential businesses work to meet spring season demands amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to focus on the health and safety of every person and community connected to CHS and the cooperative system.

We want you to know that CHS remains fully operational and committed to providing the essential products and services you need. Our supply chain is prepared and moving into action as spring fieldwork begins. Grain is moving and the spring shipping season has begun. We are grateful for those positive signs.

Thank you for your business. Please let us know how we can help you navigate through the days and weeks ahead.

Sincerely,

Jay D. Debertin
President and CEO

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