CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, has announced plans to build a 26,000-ton fertilizer hub in Lakota, ND. Operating as part of the Lake Region Grain unit of the company’s Country Operations division, the new facility will exclusively handle dry fertilizer product and benefit from shuttle train access off the BN rail line.
Construction is expected to begin May 1, 2014, and the plant ready to fill with product by mid-January 2015. It should be ready to serve area farmers for the spring 2015 season.
“This additional fertilizer capacity will help us ensure a seamless supply for our current patrons and, at the same time enable us to expand our territory and bring quality inputs to new growers,” said Mark Greicar, general manager, Lake Region Grain.
“The CHS commitment to producers includes initiatives to reinvest back into our communities,” said John McEnroe, executive vice president, CHS Country Operations. “It’s a very tangible way CHS is helping its members grow.”