Agriculture

Crop Inputs

Crop Inputs

Connecting growers to the inputs they need.

Together, CHS wholesale and retail businesses provide crop inputs to thousands of farmers and millions of acres across North America to nourish the world.

CHS is a leading wholesale distributor of crop nutrients and has relationships with suppliers in more than 20 countries to maintain a stable fertilizer supply. CHS Crop Nutrients wholesale business annually distributes millions of tons of crop nutrients to member cooperatives and agriculture retailers. 

CHS also directly serves farmers with fertilizers, crop protection products, agronomic services and the seed they depend on through the local experts they trust via CHS Service Centers. Dedicated to supporting farmer profitability, CHS agronomists bring their expertise to the field with right intelligence, the right products and the right timing.

  • Crop Nutrients

    CHS is committed to meeting changing global fertilizer market needs and to providing member-cooperatives and farmer-owners with a competitively-priced, dependable supply.  

    • CHS has strategic relationships with North American manufacturers and suppliers of crop nutrients that include Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K) and specialty products, and imports products from more than 20 countries. 
    • We bring fertilizer to customers through more than 100 owned or leased fertilizer terminals and through strategic joint ventures with retailers across North America, and we supply branded specialty products. CHS has more terminals in more locations, meaning products are always nearby to meet customers’ application timeframes.
    • Our North American fertilizer import and distribution assets include a deep-water port at Galveston, Texas, and river facilities at Memphis, Tenn.; Little Rock, Ark.; Muscatine, Iowa; Melbourne, Ky.; Winona and St. Paul, Minn.; and several locations throughout the lower Mississippi River Delta. Read more

  • Crop Protection

    CHS offers the local expertise farmers need to determine precisely what needs to be done in their fields and when it needs to happen. In addition to serving as a distributor for every leading crop protection manufacturer, CHS has a portfolio of proprietary crop protection products, through our service centers across the United States. Read more

  • Precision Agriculture

    We believe in bringing cutting-edge technology to local growers. Along with your local CHS agronomist, CHS YieldPoint® consultative services can help you pinpoint specific information, insight and data to take your fields to a new level of precision and productivity. Delivered exclusively through local experts at CHS Service Centers, CHS YieldPoint®; supplies growers with precise knowledge tailored to each field’s needs, giving you:

    • Increased outputs and/or decreased inputs.
    • Stronger nitrogen, phosphate and potash management.
    • Smarter secondary and micronutrient use.
    • More accurate planning, hybrid selection and yield predictions.
    • Enhanced record keeping and cost/bushel analysis.
    • Refined planting rates and seed selection.
    • Improved traceability.

    Learn more about specific CHS YieldPoint® consultative services:

    Soil Sampling and Analysis
    Record Keeping & Farm Planning
    Mapping & Prescription Writing
    Variable Rate Application

    For a CHS Service Center near you, contact chsyieldpoint@chsinc.com

  • Seed

    When you work with a CHS Service Center, you get a partner in the field who can give you expert and up-to-date advice on seeds traits. Our agronomists work side-by-side with you to determine the goals and production needs specific to your operation. We consider your soil type, your tillage, budget needs and cultural practices.  As a retailer of the leading seed brands, we'll work with you to determine the hybrids that best meet your specific yield goals. 

    In addition to our seed expertise in major commodities including corn, soy, wheat, edible bean, we also sell our own proprietary sunflower hybrids.  For more than 35 years, CHS has researched, developed, tested and distributed sunflower hybrids as part of our commitment to serving the ever-changing needs of our customers.