In South America, CHS buys grain and oilseeds from local farmers and facilities, distributes fertilizer and markets ethanol. With headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil, and locations throughout Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, CHS is becoming a trusted partner in the region.
Employees in South America have a strong knowledge of the local markets and crop conditions. They are continually coordinating trades with their colleagues in North America to meet demand and identify new market opportunities. Connections with local growers also provide a dependable supply of confectionary sunflowers, corn, soybeans and wheat to keep CHS customers supplied year-round.
In recent years, CHS investments in the region through local assets and joint ventures have helped generate efficiency and stability to support local growers and other customers. CHS has access to major ports in the region. And as always, CHS employees in South America are focused on doing business with integrity while building trusted, lasting partnerships that will sustain the cooperative into the future.
CHS South America exports grains (mainly soybeans, corn, wheat and barley) to global customers. This, combined with grains from North America, the Black Sea region and Australia, creates a quality, year-round supply for customers. CHS South America also distributes fertilizer throughout the region, providing a dependable supply of crop nutrients.
- Exports grain through ownership in TCN, a Brazilian logistics company, with terminal access at the Port of Itaquí, São Luis, Brazil, and ownership in an export terminal project at Necochea, Argentina.
- Operates fertilizer import, storage and blending services at Paranaguá and Rondonóplis, Brazil.
- Stores and distributes products through six warehouses and six ports in Brazil and Argentina.
Food and Ingredients
CHS Agro, a joint venture, grows and processes sunflower kernel and in-shell products.
In 2013, CHS South America began marketing ethanol in Brazil, the world’s second largest ethanol producing country. CHS delivers ethanol through pipelines and through tank delivery within Brazil.