Missed the 2019 CHS Owners Forum in your area? Tune in for the CHS Owners Forum webinar Friday, June 28, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. CT, to hear business updates from CHS leadership including CHS President and CEO Jay Debertin. We will also take a look at industry trends and ask for your input on how we can make connections that support long-term success. Register here.
What happens when the world’s biggest buyer suddenly backs away from U.S. soybeans? That’s been a question on everyone’s mind since July 6, 2018, when the United States implemented China-specific tariffs. The move embroiled U.S. farmers and cooperatives in a trade war that hit the soybean world particularly hard. Spring USDA data shows 2018–2019 soybean export inspections down nearly 34 percent from the year before, with farms and cooperatives struggling to handle huge carryover and reduced cash flow.
Five high school seniors from the CHS Northern Plains trade area have been named recipients of $1000 scholarships.
“CHS Northern Plains is committed to strengthening our future leaders and ensuring a strong future for our youth,” said Todd Oster, general manager. “Since the scholarship program started, it’s been an honor and a privilege to make an impact in the endeavors of our youth right here in our local communities. Congratulations to this year’s recipients.”
The recipients of the 2019 CHS Northern Plains scholarships include:
Cole Baumiller, Hazelton, ND, son of Scott & Corrine Baumiller Tanner Kempf, Ashley, ND, son of John & Michelle Kempf Alex Vander Vorste, Pollock, SD, son of Loren & Andrea Vander Vorste Autumn Wieseler, Gettysburg, SD, daughter of Ben Wieseler and Deb and Justin Cronin Lauren Wittler, Onida, SD, daughter of Matt & Sherise Wittler
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.
Weed issues seem to grow every year, which
is why we now offer a superior surfactant to boost herbicide performance. CHS
Level Best® was
introduced in 2018. In its first year it was applied to more than 1 million
acres of farmland, receiving strongly positive reviews from farmers and
Whether your spring to-do list includes building a fence or planting trees – breaking ground should always be done with caution. April is National Safe Digging Month so remember, your best line of defense before digging is to call 811, a free service that marks underground utilities and pipelines. Many of these are less than a foot underground.
The process is simple: Call 811 or visit clickbeforeyoudig.com three days
before a digging project, wait for underground utilities to be marked and don’t dig within two feet of those markers.
It’s best to call 811 any time you break ground, even if you think you know where a utility line is located. “In the U.S., an underground utility is hit every nine minutes, causing dangerous consequences,” says Tina Beach, public awareness specialist for CHS. “It takes a lifetime to build a farm, and it takes just one free call to keep it safe.”
Area producers share in
local CHS patronage distribution
SOUTH DAKOTA, April 17, 2019 – Eligible farmer-owners of CHS Northern
Plains, based out of Gettysburg, South Dakota, shared in the recent distribution
of cash patronage and equity based on business done with CHS.
extremely proud to share this important cooperative membership benefit with our
customers,” said Todd Oster, general manager. “Delivering an economic return to
them on the business they do with CHS is one more way we help our owners grow.”
based retail division of CHS Inc. allocated a total of $6,257,066.98 in
patronage dividends to its eligible members based on business done Sept. 1,
2017 – Aug. 31, 2018, of which $1,105,623.76 is being paid out in cash.
Inc. will return $150 million in cash patronage and equity redemption to its
farmer-owners in 2019, part of the cooperative’s commitment to sharing profits
with owners and returning money to rural America where it can be reinvested in
the community. More than 840 local cooperatives and 25,000 farmers share in
this distribution of cash patronage and equity redemptions.
returned to owners is determined annually by the CHS Board of Directors.
to our owners enables farmers, ranchers and cooperatives to invest in their own
futures,” said Dan Schurr, chairman of the CHS Board.
In the past 12
years, CHS has returned about $3.5 billion to its owners in the form of cash patronage.
retail business delivers agronomy, energy, grain and feed products and services
to South and North Dakota ag producers and other customers from 10 locations. It
is 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
This document and other
CHS Inc. publicly available documents contain, and CHS officers and
representatives may from time to time make, “forward–looking statements” within
the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities
Litigation Report Act of 1995. Forward–looking statements can be identified by
words such as “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “seek,” “believe,” “project,”
“estimate,” “expect,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “will”
and similar references to future periods. Forward–looking statements are
neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they
are based only on CHS current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding
the future of its businesses, future plans and strategies, projections,
anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because
forward–looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent
uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict
and many of which are outside of CHS control. CHS actual results and financial
condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward–looking
statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward–looking
statements. Important factors that could cause CHS actual results and financial
condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward–looking
statements are discussed or identified in CHS public filings made with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the “Risk Factors”
discussion in Item 1A of CHS Annual Report on Form 10–K for the fiscal year
ended August 31, 2018. Any forward–looking statements made by CHS in this
document are based only on information currently available to CHS and speak
only as of the date on which the statement is made. CHS undertakes no
obligation to publicly update any forward–looking statement, whether written or
oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new
information, future developments or otherwise.
By Mimi Falkman, senior marketing specialist, CHS Lubricants
Planting season is always a busy time of year on the farm,
but it can be especially tight when winter overstays its welcome. A short spring means there’s even less time than usual for farmers to complete some of the most important work of the year.
During a condensed planting season, equipment is under added
stress because it needs to work overtime to meet demands. To keep machines protected and operating at peak performance during a shorter spring, farmers can set themselves up for success by
preparing their equipment and fluids while the fields are still wet.
reported net income of $248.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 and
$596.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2019.
strong performance in the second quarter reflects our hard work at serving our
owners and other customers better. We’ve refocused on serving our customers and
improving our operations, and that has shown positive results in our financials
for the first half of fiscal 2019,” said Jay Debertin, CHS president and
chief executive officer. “Our performance also reflects the benefit of a
diverse platform across business units that serves our cooperative and
Grain powers American agriculture. During Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week, March 25 through 29, we want to remind everyone working on farms and in grain-handling facilities to respect and understand the risks associated with working with grain.
“It’s important to continue to work with the industry, our
employees and our farmer-owners on the hazards in the grain industry, while
stressing safe practices and controls to ensure their safety,” says Matt
Surdick, manager, Country Operations Environment, Health and Safety, CHS.
When most people think of agriculture, they wonder how we are going to feed the growing population of 9.6 billion by 2050. And while that’s an important question to consider, I find myself thinking more often about the individuals needed to fill the talent pipeline to feed that growing population.
With nearly 4 in 10 agriculture jobs going unfilled each
year and the average-age of farmers ever increasing, it’s going to take a
pragmatic, creative approach to encourage young people to pursue careers in