Congratulations 1-26-16 Super Tuesday Winners!
Troy D Beckel
Glen & Kathleen Horner
Glenn G Duncan
Linda & Michael Kingsley
Tony & Niza Puckett
Jim & April King
Mike R Dobbins
Brad & Karen Gleason
You must come into the Convenience Store and identify yourself to claim your prize. Prizes are awarded on a "first come-most money" basis and are credited to your account. Next Super Tuesday for prize drawing is February 23. Prizes not claimed by February 22 are forfeited. ... See MoreSee Less
SUPER TUESDAY WINNERS FOR DECEMBER 29TH
Keith C Farrens
Michelle G Gomsrud-Abbott
Vernon & Sharon Elsasser
Mary & Jon Campbell
Cliff W Steelman
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Registration is now open for the 2016 WSU Oilseed Workshops! The planning committees for each location have spent a lot of time the last several months making decisions on topics specific to each region, and selecting growers, industry and university folks to deliver the information to attendees. Please visit the WOCS website for more information and to register online.
Registration for each workshop is $20 which includes lunch and refreshments. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the sessions conclude at 4:00 p.m., at which time an industry-sponsored social begins.
Help us spread the word to your neighbors - there’s something for everyone at the workshops, regardless of your level of experience with oilseeeds. ... See MoreSee Less
Leaders of CHS reported solid performance in fiscal 2015, never wavering from the company’s three-part commitment to deliver economic benefits, investment for tomorrow and maintain a strong financial foundation to help member cooperatives and producers grow.
“Today, we’re unique. A cooperatively owned, global company with operations and employees in 25 countries. A cooperative with strategic assets and strategic partnerships that keep our U.S. producers and our customers in 70 countries in the market every day of the year,” Carl Casale, CHS president and chief executive officer, told 2,500 owners, cooperative leaders and strategic partners attending its 2015 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. "At the root of our cooperative structure is the recognition that together we can be more, achieve more and succeed more."
“That level of commitment – from our owners, by your board, management team and CHS employees – has been the engine driving the tremendous growth, success, and change your company has experienced,” CHS Board Chairman David Bielenberg, an Oregon farmer, told the audience. “And it includes some of the boldest and most significant investments we’ve ever made – the result of commitment to vision, planning and action that begins long before we announce a decision.”
In recapping company performance, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tim Skidmore said CHS delivered respectable results in fiscal 2015 that include delivering competitive economic returns to its owners and investing significant growth capital to drive future returns for owners, all supported by the strongest balance sheet in company history.
For fiscal 2015 (Sept. 1, 2014 – Aug. 31, 2015), CHS reported net income of $781 million on revenues of $34.6 billion. The company also returned $533.8 million to its owners in fiscal 2015, based on 2014 results. CHS expects to distribute an estimated $519 million in fiscal 2016, consisting of cash patronage, equity redemptions and preferred stock dividends.
“If I had to summarize the past fiscal year in one word overall, I’d say ‘solid’,” said Skidmore. “That’s especially true when you put it in the context of the softer environment we’re facing across the markets we operate in globally.”
In addition to company updates, the meeting included a full day of interactive exhibits, nearly 60 educational sessions and a keynote address from Mark Kelly, commander of Space Shuttle Endeavor’s final voyage, who shared his commitment story during the opening session. Among those also attending the meeting were 170 farmers and ranchers from across the U.S. who took part in the CHS New Leaders Forum, a program that helps build next generation leaders for agriculture and rural America.
Recent CHS business highlights include:
• Announcing its planned $2.8 billion investment in CF Industries Nitrogen, LLC
•Completing the acquisition of the McPherson, Kan.–based refinery and related operations along with upgrades and expansions at that refinery and its Laurel, Mont., refinery
•Adding Pacific Rim grain export capacity at Kalama, Wash.
•Purchasing a second ethanol processing facility at Annawan, Ill.
•Acquiring a canola crushing plant in Hallock, Minn. ... See MoreSee Less
HELPING YOU GROW
CHS Farmers Co-op – the nation’s leading cooperative – with area locations in Walla Walla, Kennewick, Prescott, Dayton, and Touchet, Wash., – serves farmers and customers through our agronomy, energy and equipment businesses. Whether it’s in our offices, in your fields, or in the community, we are here to help you grow. Talk with us today to get started.