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Global Market Access
You Have a Voice
“The unique voice we bring to the table can help cut through the noise with a clear vision on the importance of liquid fuels. We know our owners and customers will rely on liquid fuels for the foreseeable future and we will make sure the needs of our owners are heard.”
“We connect people with policy, providing more opportunities for CHS leaders and owners to engage with federal and state policymakers, regulators and policy influencers. The voices of CHS owners carry immeasurable impact, making CHS one of the leading advocates for the cooperative system.”
“Growing up, I wanted to help my neighbors and saw that advocacy and policy were ways to support my community. It is vital to have people who understand agriculture advocating for farmers and ranchers because we understand how a government’s decisions impact rural America.”
Benefit from Local Expertise
“Waterhemp has become extremely difficult to manage. My CHS agronomy consultant recommended an adjuvant to help with spray coverage, and I saw improved weed control.”
By working with their local co-op and Mack Trucks data consultant, G&S Trucking was able minimize lost time and fuel while equipment was idle. “With this new data, we can see exactly what the efficiency of that fuel was and be much more precise in planning for fuel needs and understanding how that evolves as the G&S fleet grows.”
CHS agronomists help farmers see optimal returns on fertilizer investments. “A corn plant has the greatest uptake from V8 to VT, so it doesn’t make sense to think we’d put all the fertilizer on in the fall, six months before the plant needs it, or in the spring, a month and a half before it really needs most of the nitrogen. We’ve seen multiple applications throughout the growing season provide some very nice returns.”
Earn Patronage and Equity
Patronage and member equity are fundamental benefits of cooperative ownership.
Help Communities ThriveThe benefits of cooperative ownership go beyond your operation. Cooperatives bring strength to rural communities by providing jobs, building economic stability and supporting local services. Through the CHS Foundation and community giving programs, CHS is committed to meeting these 2023 goals on behalf of its farmer-owners.
CHS Foundation 2023 Goals
students educated about ag co-ops
students prepared for ag careers
future ag leaders supported
CHS Community Giving 2023 Goals
youth learn lifesaving safety and health lessons
communities receive matching grants
percent increase in employee volunteerism
Tap into a Global Supply ChainAs a cooperative owner, you are part of an extensive grain origination network that links your farming operation to world markets. And you benefit from a broad-based input system that harnesses the power of cooperative-owned refineries and growing agronomy resources to deliver inputs when and where you need them.
Focus on Long-Term ThinkingLooking for the next right answer is central to the cooperative model. That balance drives cooperatives to look for new, more efficient ways to do business with an eye to long-term success and value. Cooperative ownership means you’re part of a global network of experts and advocates who focus on market trends, challenges and opportunities, so you can stay focused on managing a productive business.
CHS helps producers and fleet operators understand the rapidly changing energy industry as the push to reduce emissions continues.
“There’s no more one-size-fits-all approach. It’s a new way of thinking about your investment, but the better you understand how you’re utilizing your trucks today, the faster you’ll be prepared to act as new solutions emerge.”
“This truly is an evolution of agriculture with the potential to lower equipment and labor costs by using smaller tractors that are more fuel-efficient, while improving sustainability through reduced soil compaction.”
“Propane autogas is a solution that’s slowly changing the game for fleets; it just takes time to realize its full potential. Once customers get started and track the results for themselves, they’re calling me with the make and model of the next vehicle they want to convert.”
CHS animal nutrition products are helping a next-generation rancher practice regenerative agriculture by supplementing natural grasses with Payback® mineral while his cattle are on pasture. Kyler Beard, producer and Payback feeds customer, strategically places mineral tubs to encourage his cows to trample weeds, giving native grasses space to grow.