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Funds Available to Improve Safety on Minnesota Farms

Minnesota farmers who want to add safety equipment to their on-farm grain storage facilities can now apply for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) new Grain Storage Facility Safety Cost-Share program.

The program reimburses up to 75 percent of the cost to buy, ship, and install eligible safety equipment for on-farm grain bins or silos.

The MDA is accepting applications through June 30, 2021, or until all funds are exhausted. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and to apply, visit the MDA’s Grain Storage Facility Safety Cost-Share webpage.

CHS Pro Advantage: Professional pricing for your grain

With the CHS Pro Advantage contract, you rely on the commodity trading experts at CHS Hedging to professionally price some of your corn, soybean or wheat bushels. It’s a simple way to diversify your marketing.

• Take some of the emotion and worry out of marketing
• Turn decision-making over to experienced traders
• Gain insights that help you when selling other bushels
• Have benchmarks for evaluating your marketing plan
• Save time so you can focus on the rest of your operation

Here’s how it works: You commit a specific number of bushels (no minimum) for a specific delivery destination. The CHS Hedging professionals price your bushels over a set period of time. Cash settlement price is based on the performance of the futures and options traded in the program by the professionals. You’ll receive monthly updates and marketing insights. The basis decision remains with you. Ask us about CHS Pro Advantage today!

Grain Contacts:
Kasson
Aaron Ulland, Grain Originator – 651-355-6096

Ostrander
Jared Schaefer, Grain Originator – 651-355-6097

St. Charles
Brady Beyer, Grain Originator – 651-355-6231

Grain Outlook Broadcast

In light of current conditions with COVID-19 and the inability to have in-person meetings they way we’d like, CHS wants to bring market information to you in a different way. At 10am CST on Tuesday, July 14, Chris Stringer (Corn) and Justin Friesz (Soybeans) will be sharing their perspective on the current markets, the July report, and more.

These sessions will be held on Skype Broadcast. Skype is a web-based meeting so it’s very user friendly for you to join in using your computer, tablet, or phone.

Please note that there is a login step for webinar participants, so please login before the webinar begins.

Corn and Beans (10 a.m. Central): Please click here to enter your name and location information shortly before the webinar starts.

The links will become active 15 minutes prior to the start. To allow time for the registration process, we ask that you plan to register at least five minutes before the webinars start. 

Corn and Beans link

We hope you can join us for this Grain Outlook Forecast and reach out to any of the CHS Grain Procurement team with any questions.

Current COVID-19 Changes

Overall Company Updates:

  • We are limiting access at all locations and have eliminated walk-in traffic. Our staff members are available via phone (calls and texts) and email to fully serve your needs during this time.
  • If you are visiting a CHS location, please remain in your vehicle and call the location phone number you are visiting.
  • We have restricted face-to-face meetings. Our sales staff will conduct business via phone, text or email. As a company that prides itself on the relationships we have built, this will be a difficult change. However, face-to-face meetings pose a greater risk for all parties. If you need to conduct critical business that requires an in-person meeting, please call for an appointment to confirm access to the facility and availability of staff. All visitors to our office will be required to complete a questionnaire before entering our facilities.
  • For seed deliveries:
    • Those seed orders requested to be delivered will have the receipt either emailed or texted to them. You will have 48 hours to confirm the order by replying to the emailed receipt or the order will be automatically approved
    • Once order is delivered to your property, the employee delivering the order will take a picture of the receipt and the load delivered
    • For any questions, call Tim Gehling at 507-923-3066 or Jordan Thiel at 507-951-8125

A list of department manager contacts can be found here:

Agronomy locations:

  • Byron- 507-528-2175
  • Claremont- 507-528-2175
  • Grand Meadow- 507-754-5125
  • Ostrander- 507-657-2234
  • St. Charles- 507-932-4830

Grain locations:

  • Claremont- 507-528-2175
  • Kasson- 507-634-7545
  • Grand Meadow- 507-754-5125
  • Ostrander- 507-657-2234
  • St. Charles- 507-932-4830
  • Wykoff: 507-754-5125

Feed store locations:

  • Chatfield- 507-867-4311
  • Kasson- 507-634-7545 and press 5

Energy:

  • Warehouse- 507-288-1020

Ag is an essential infrastructure. CHS locations continue to operate.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has issued a Stay-at-Home Order related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order will be in effect from 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 27, through Friday, April 10, 2020. Consistent with guidance from the United States Department of Homeland Security, the order exempts certain essential infrastructure and services, including agriculture and food.

After a full review of the order, CHS has determined that its operations fit within this exemption and we will continue to operate to provide essential products and services so cooperatives, retailers and farmers can plant and grow crops, raise livestock and bring the food they produce to market.

Below is a note from CHS to our customers in Minnesota.

Grain Marketing 202

Due to weather, the Grain Marketing 202 session has been rescheduled for March 9 at 1 pm at our St. Charles location.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to one of the following:

-Aaron at the Kasson office at 507-634-7545 x 7
– Jared at the Ostrander office at 507-657-2234
– St. Charles location at 507-932-4830

We hope to see you there!

 

 

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