Monthly Archives:: June 2017

Local CHS businesses vote to unify for greater patron benefit

As locally governed CHS ag retailers, the two producer boards of CHS Eastern Farmers and the CHS business based out of Marshall, Minn., recently voted unanimously to unify their operations and create one, new business unit within CHS Inc.. The two boards came to this decision after much thoughtful discussion about how best to serve the farmers, ranchers and other customers in southeastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota. (more…)

5 Considerations for Effectively Applying Herbicides

applying herbicides

Soil Science

There are several factors to consider before and during herbicide spray application. Taking the appropriate steps to prepare for a successful application can save time, money and effort. While spray requirements may vary based on crop, location and herbicide formulation, there are steps that should be taken to ensure the best protection against weeds during the current crop season and to protect the effectiveness of the herbicide long term.

Mother Nature plays an important role in the success of herbicide application. In addition to the preventive and arbitrary actions necessary to increase herbicide effectiveness, working with natural conditions is extremely beneficial and mandatory since we do not control the weather or other natural factors. (more…)

Day 4: Montana Crop and Cow Tour – A Photo Adventure

On June 22, editor of C magazine Greg Lamp hit the road on a motorcycle trip with a gang of Montana ranchers and farmers. Follow along with him as the group of wild hogs tours ranches, farms, co-ops and processing facilities in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Photos and details of their adventures are provided in the links below. Make sure to check back for more!


Day 4: Sidney, Mont.

With the chilly weather leaving Minot, ND, the group had to stop and warm up in Stanley, ND. Then, it was on to Watford City, ND for lunch at the farm of fellow cyclist Bob Wisner. South of Watford City, ND, they took in the spectacular sights of Theodore Roosevelt Park before continuing on over the Yellowstone River to Sidney, MT. Click here for more photos and story.

1-3: Montana Crop and Cow Tour – A Photo Adventure

On June 22, editor of C magazine Greg Lamp hit the road on a motorcycle trip with a gang of Montana ranchers and farmers. Follow along with him as the group of wild hogs tours ranches, farms, co-ops and processing facilities in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Photos and details of their adventures are provided in the links below. Make sure to check back for more!

Day 1: Miles City, Mont.

More than 35 riders from mostly Montana, but also Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, Arizona and Alberta, Canada, met for dinner at the Bucking Horse Saloon in Miles City to kick off the 10th annual Montana crop and cow tour. Click here to start the story.


Day 2: Hettinger N.D.
The group travels to Hettinger, N.D. and is treated to a homemade lunch, complements of the Hettinger High School music department. Next stop is Solaris Feeder for a tour of its 6,000-head feedlot. Then, it’s a ride to Medora, N.D. to watch a performance of the “rootin’-tootinest, boot-scootinest show in all the west” — the Medora Musical. Click here for more photos and story.


Day 3: Minot, N.D.
The adventure continues to Minot, N.D. for a tour at AGT Foods, a pulse crop processing facility that turns locally grown peas and lentils into flours. Along the way they make a stop along the badlands and visit a Cenex travel plaza in New Town, N.D. Click here for more photos and story.

CHS Harvest for Hunger raises more than $725,000 and 610,000 pounds of food to fight hunger in rural America

CHS Harvest for Hunger check presentation

 

CHS Country Operations locations across the United States have been delivering checks to local food banks in May as part of the 2017 CHS Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive.

Through the generosity of farmers, ranchers and CHS employees, more than $725,000 and nearly 610,000 pounds of food are headed to rural families in need, thanks to the CHS Harvest for Hunger drive organized by Country Operations. (more…)

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