The cooperative difference

Local. Farmer-owned. Working together.

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Farmer-owned with global connections


Farmers, ranchers and agriculture co-ops are the heart of CHS and vital to feeding the world.

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Energy & Industrial

CHS keeps agriculture and communities running smoothly with our fuels and lubricants.

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Food & Ingredients

CHS creates quality food and ingredients from farmers' grains and oilseeds.

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When you're connected to a co-op, you never farm alone

Today’s cooperative system connects farmers to the larger world around them, while providing a measure of dependability, strength and stability close to home.

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Anatomy of a grain trade

The global grain trading business is risky. Avalanches and mudslides can stop trains in their tracks. Striking union workers can halt grain loading at port. Freezing sea spray and high swells can delay ocean vessels for days. Commodity prices and costs shift constantly.

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Ahead of the curve

As recently as 20 years ago, the fertilizer business operated on predictable production and buying calendars, with little concern about shortages or carryover from one season to the next. But in the past decade, international and political changes, industry consolidations, environmental concerns, and increasing market pressures have transformed the crop nutrients industry — like many other supply-chain markets — into a complex, global business with tighter margins and higher levels of supply and price risk.

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