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CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com) is a diversified energy, grains and foods company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives around the world. A Fortune 100 company, CHS is owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, along with thousands of preferred stockholders across the United States. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain, livestock feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is listed on the NASDAQ at CHSCP.
CHS creates effective links to essential resources that enrich life, which includes the fertilizer it sources globally to the technical and agronomic expertise delivered through its company-owned retail farm supply locations.
CHS values being responsible stewards in itscommunities by introducing Yield Point precision agriculture services and by supporting Best Management Practices, technologies and policies that support healthy and profitable crop production.
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Soil Sampling & Analysis
CHS local agronomists and Certified Crop Advisors recommend appropriate soil sampling methods, pull, label and ship samples to a reputable laboratory, and interpret sample results. Soil is sampled by composite sample, geo-referenced sample, grid or zone. This ensures the right product is placed in the soil to improve yields.
Mapping & Prescription Fertilizer Recommendations
CHS uses satellite imagery, software and GPS technology, along with field history and proper agronomic and environmental data to build layered maps used for variable rate application. This ensures the right amount of product in the right place.
In addition to precise mapping and application, CHS conducts soil and plant tissue testing, and offers custom application by certified/professional applicators.
Best Management Practices
CHS also works with growers on a full range of Best Management Practices to preserve natural resources while ensuring healthy, profitable crop production, including: use of nitrogen stabilizers, limiting anhydrous ammonia applications to soils where temperature is less than 50 degrees, farm planning and record keeping, nutrient/manure management plans, crop scouting, fertility test plots and trials, micronutrient products as needed, CCA (Certified Crop Advisor) personnel working directly with growers.
CHS agronomists and agronomy sales staff attend regular product and safety training, and senior managers complete periodic crisis communications training and audits.
This adherence to Best Management Practices ensures that CHS is making the right decisions for the right reasons.
CHS facilities serve as committed stewards in every community in which they do business through safe and sustainable operations, alongside contributions of our time and resources.
In addition to its Yield Point precision agriculture services and adherence to Best Management Practices, all fertilizer storage areas are properly constructed with spill/hazard containment features and security protocols.
CHS also supports industry organizations that educate consumers on the importance of fertilizer to producing abundant, nutritious foods.
Through its company magazine, C, CHS shares and celebrates success stories of producer-owners and local dealers that include precision ag programs and services in their operations.