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Grains

Linking growers with consumers around the world

We play a vital role in connecting growers to food companies and consumers around the world. Through a network of cooperatives and farmer-owners, we source grain for domestic and international processing, livestock production and renewable fuels manufacturing. Our experts participate in global commodity markets, monitor local crop conditions and share market intelligence daily to help customers make informed buying and selling decisions.

Global networks
We operate a far-reaching network from our headquarters in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., to offices in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Our extensive grain origination network sources and markets grains, oilseeds and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) from local cooperatives and ethanol plants. With our global network, we’re able to ensure a year-round supply for our customers.
Grain distribution
CHS is a leading cooperative marketer of grain, moving more than 2 billion bushels within the United States and to about 65 countries every year. The CHS distribution network spans five continents. And as one of the world’s largest customers of freight and barge transportation, we ensure safe and timely delivery of high-quality grain supported by experienced traders and risk managers.

Grain products

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Feed grains
We convert corn into high-quality ethanol at our ethanol facilities in Illinois and market it through our Cenex® brand gasoline. We also produce corn oil at Annawan, Ill., which is used in biodiesel production.
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Oilseed
CHS food products reach consumer tables across the United States with vegetable-oil-based foodservice and retail products produced by Ventura Foods, LLC, a joint venture company that is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom-made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, mayonnaise, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings.
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Wheat
We supply durum wheat to Ardent Mills, a flour milling company and joint venture between CHS, Cargill and ConAgra Foods.

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Animal nutrition
CHS offers a broad range of animal nutrition products at more than 650 retail locations across the United States. Our proprietary, high-quality feeds are produced at our wholly owned and joint-venture feed mills throughout the United States.
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Specialty grains

We connect specialty grains such as barley, cotton and dry edible beans to global consumers.

 

Read about some of our specialty grains:

Joint ventures

Wheat grains

Ardent Mills

A joint venture between CHS, Cargill and Conagra Brands, Ardent Mills is committed to delivering innovative and nutritious ingredients, including traditional and organic flours and ancient grains. As North America’s leading flour supplier, Ardent Mills has more than 40 flour mills and blending facilities in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

Ventura Foods sauces

Ventura Foods

A joint venture between CHS and Mitsui & Co., Ventura Foods creates innovative food solutions for foodservice operators in more than 60 countries. Ventura Foods turns soy oil refined by CHS into exclusive products for the world’s most iconic restaurants and retailers, ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens and products for well-known consumer brands. Our branded products for foodservice professionals include Sauce Craft, Culinare, Wilsey, LouAna and Table Maid.

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