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Join the fight against rural hunger

People in rural communities live surrounded by growing food, but they experience hunger too. That’s why CHS is once again teaming up with local farmers to fight hunger in rural America. The CHS Harvest for Hunger food, grain and fund drive begins March 1 and continues through March 20 at your nearest CHS location.

“We might never know that the neighbor across the road or down the drive struggles to put food on the table, but through our efforts this month, we can make sure those local food shelves can anonymously help those who need it most,” says Rick Dusek, executive vice president, CHS Country Operations. “For nine years now, our CHS employees and farmer-owners have stepped up during this annual campaign to help local and regional food shelves feed those in need.”

Since 2011, CHS has raised more than $5.6 million and 3.6 million pounds of food through its Country Operations business units. CHS locations across the United States have organized ways to get farmer, ranchers, employees and community members involved in fun and interactive ways to raise food and funds to fight hunger.

Financial donations are encouraged as they give food banks additional buying power to provide nutritious food at deeply discounted rates; $1 equals 6 pounds of food for area food banks. But food and grain donations are also accepted. Every donation counts.

“All the food, money and grain raised by CHS Harvest for Hunger goes directly back to local and regional food banks to help fill their shelves,” Dusek says. “This way, we can help those in need by ensuring those organizations dedicated to fighting rural hunger have the resources they need to make a real difference in people’s lives.”

Stop by or contact your nearest CHS location to learn how you can support CHS Harvest for Hunger.

Enrollment open for CHS Pro Advantage corn, soybean contracts

CHS has announced open enrollment for corn and soybean marketing contracts through CHS Pro Advantage contracts now through December 19, 2018.

The CHS Pro Advantage contract allows growers to diversify their marketing while taking the emotion out of selling. It’s a way for growers to take advantage of professional pricing for a portion of their crops using trading experts with a track record of success based on deep market intelligence, especially during times of volatile or low-priced commodity markets. Growers pledge a specific quantity of bushels for a grower-defined delivery destination. Commodity professionals with CHS Hedging/Russell Consulting Group will price these bushels over a specific period of time.

Growers can enroll 2019 and 2020 bushels. Bushels in the one-year December 2019 contract will be priced between Dec. 21, 2018, and Sept. 20, 2019.  Bushels in the two-year December 2020 contract program will be priced between December 21, 2018, and Sept. 18, 2020.

If you’re interested in knowing more, contact your local CHS grain team for more information or visit the CHS Pro Advantage website.

CHS South Central Announces Harvest Hours

As small grain harvest continues & the row crops are on the horizon, we wanted to share the latest harvest hours and news for CHS South Central. As always, these hours are subject to change due to weather, etc. Please call before you haul to be certain.

  • Weekend of Oct. 13 – 14: Sterling, Napoleon, Hazelton & Wishek open Saturday 7am – 6pm & Sunday 10am – 6pm. We will stay open if you plan on harvesting but ask that you please contact each location for their particular harvest hours. Sterling: 387-4506, Napoleon: 754-2573, Wishek: 452-2336, Hazelton: 782-4123.
  • We will extend hours by location if you are harvesting.

Please stay in contact with your local station to let us know if you need us to stay late or come in earlier.

Spring Wheat & Winter Wheat remain Cash Only, New DP Programs on Corn & Soybeans..

We’re here to serve you and appreciate your continued patronage. Thank you and please be safe during harvest season.

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