CHS shares its economic success with its cooperative- and producer-owners by returning cash in the form of patronage and equity redemptions that helps them grow and contributes to vital rural communities. Cash distributions highlight the value the cooperative business model delivers to its stakeholders.
In the last five years, CHS has returned more than $2.6 billion in cash, equity redemptions and preferred stock to its owners.
2017 - $330 million
2016 - $516 million
2015 - $534 million
2014 - $637 million (includes $200 million in equity retired with preferred stock)
2013 - $599 million
2012 - $431 million
To apply for membership and patronage eligibility, please use this fillable PDF
. Once filled out, please print this form and mail to CHS Inc., Patron Equities Dept. MS 682, P.O. Box 64089, St. Paul, MN 55164.
For questions call 1-800-328-6539 ext. 6124 or email contact CHS Patron Equities
. All membership and patronage applications are subject to review and approval by the CHS Board of Directors under guidelines detailed in the CHS Membership Policy
Letter to CHS member-owners
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