Agriculture

Grain Marketing

Grain Marketing

Delivering growth opportunities with grain.

Considering what a single cooperative can do, just imagine what a collective of cooperatives can accomplish. At CHS, we play a vital role connecting growers to food companies and consumers around the world. Through a network of cooperatives and farmer-owners, we source grain for domestic processing, feeding livestock and producing renewable fuel. Our experts are plugged into international commodity markets, monitor local crop conditions, and share market intelligence daily to help customers make the best buying and selling decisions.

This expertise extends to the world. As a leading global marketer of grain, we export two billion bushels every year to customers in more than 65 countries. We operate a far-reaching network from our headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., through 20 global grain marketing offices in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Our in-country network keeps us on top of markets worldwide.

CHS not only owns the assets from local farms to international ports, we’re also one of the world’s largest customers of freight and barge transportation. And that means we have leverage in shipping costs and we can fine-tune nearly all your supply chain logistics. Count on us to be your grain resource manager from freight to port. Depend on us to transport and deliver the highest quality. Connected. Trusted. CHS.

  • Global Grain Networks

    • Our extensive grain origination network sources and markets grains and oilseeds from member cooperatives, CHS-owned terminals and through CHS Service Centers.
    • We operate terminals on the Mississippi, Minnesota, Ohio and Illinois rivers.
    • We’re a leading global marketer of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) products, a byproduct of ethanol manufacturing used by the livestock feed industry.
    • Domestic wheat millers, feed manufacturers, high-volume feed grain users and other customers count on the CHS system for grain, oilseeds and DDGS. We meet the grain needs of regional cattle, dairy and poultry producers.
    • Grains, oilseeds and DDGS move to global customers through our own efficient, strategic export terminals at Myrtle Grove, La., and Superior, Wis.; the TEMCO joint venture facilities at Tacoma and Kalama, Wash., and Portland, Ore.; and a terminal through-put agreement at Houston, Texas.

    Learn more about CHS river terminals and processing facilities.

    Download more information about Global Grain Marketing.

  • Global Grain Distribution

    How do you get to be the exclusive cooperative marketer of grain in the United States? By moving more than 2 billion bushels internationally to some 60 countries annually. The CHS distribution network spans seven U.S. cities and four continents, backed by local operations in North and South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. With our global network, we’re able to source grain to ensure a year-round supply for our customers. Read more