Who we are
- Nation’s leading cooperative, owned by farmers, ranchers and co-ops;
- Global energy, grains and foods business;
- Helping producers, co-ops and customers grow their businesses.
Our history goes back 96 years, to the late 1920s. Farmers in the Pacific Northwest formed a grain cooperative and farmers in the Midwest formed grain and energy/supply cooperatives. Over the years, a number of mergers and lots of growth has taken place, but one thing remains constant – our commitment to agricultural producers and rural America.
Today’s CHS was created in 1998 with the merger of Harvest States, a grain, processing and food company, with Cenex, which was in the energy and agricultural inputs business. By putting these two complimentary co-ops together, we’ve been able to achieve tremendous economic success and growth for our members and our customers.What we do
We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the U.S. and around the world. Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we nearly 1,000 based in 24 other countries including Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Paraguay, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan Uruguay, Ukraine.
We are developing our activities in the following areas:
Our knowledge extends to precision agriculture including soil testing, fuel timing and local best practices. Through our locally-managed CHS Service Centers, our expertise starts and stays in your community to help optimize inputs, and ultimately optimize your yields.
2. Energy and industrial
The family heating their home. The business delivering its products across the country. The farmer keeping his tractor running smoothly year after year. A manufacturing plant looking for high-quality soybean oil. They all require a reliable source of energy and expertise.
3. Food and ingredients
We have a long history of adding value to our farmers’ crops—and strengthening our global food companies business’s customers’ businesses through reliable products, customized solutions and exceptional customer service.
4. Business Services
CHS offers a full range of second-to-none solutions to help you grow, including CHS hedging, financial services, insurance, consultation, educational opportunities, transportation and logistics.
Our vision, mission and values
To be a globally integrated energy, grains and foods
system innovatively linking producers with consumers.
To grow company profitability and stakeholder value.We value:
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