CHS reports fiscal year 2020 net income of $422.4 million

CHS income

CHS reported net income of $422.4 million for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2020. This compares to fiscal year 2019 net income of $829.9 million.

Key financial drivers for fiscal year 2020 include:

  • Consolidated revenues of $28.4 billion for fiscal year 2020 compared to $31.9 billion for fiscal year 2019.
  • Strong supply chain performance in our propane business driven by efficiently sourced propane to customers to meet strong crop drying and home heating demand that contributed to improved results especially during the first half of fiscal year 2020.
  • Less advantageous market conditions in our refined fuels business, primarily driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulted in volume and price declines that significantly reduced earnings compared to the prior year.
  • Poor weather conditions negatively impacted our Ag segment’s operations during the first half of fiscal year 2020, resulting in lower crop yields and poor grain quality following a late harvest and lower crop nutrient sales during fall 2019.
  • Improved weather conditions during the 2020 spring planting season drove increased earnings across much of our Ag segment in the second half of fiscal year 2020.
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Jay Debertin: Update to CHS owners

Dear CHS owners:

Corn and soybean harvest is well underway, and it’s been a good fall. We’re glad to see that progress, although this week’s weather has forced a pause in many areas. We hope you are enjoying a safe, productive season and look forward to speaking with you at the virtual 2020 CHS Annual Meeting on Dec. 3.

Thank you for your business. Please let us know how we can help you complete this season and move into 2021.

Click here to hear more from CHS President and CEO Jay Debertin.

Control the chaos of harvest

corn harvest

The following information is provided by Nationwide, the #1 farm and ranch insurer in the U.S.1

During the busy harvest season, farms and grain-handling facilities are some of the most dangerous places to work. Slips and falls from ladders, entanglements from augers and PTOs, crushing injuries from grain truck and railroad traffic, grain bin entrapment and engulfment from grain bin entry, and fires and explosions from grain dust accumulation, are just some of the hazards.

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Come join CHS Sept. 15th for a Market Update webinar!

Let’s talk grain markets. Join us for a conversation with CHS Hedging experts around grain market outlooks prior to heading into the fields for fall harvest.

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, there will be two different live broadcasts to talk about corn, soybeans and wheat markets.

At 10 a.m. CST on Sept. 15, Steve Wagner and Bryant Sanderson, CHS Hedging experts, will be sharing their perspectives on the current market through the lens of pre-harvest. At noon CST on the same day, Ami Heesch, CHS Hedging, will be sharing wheat market insights.

These sessions will be held on Skype Broadcast. Skype is a web-based meeting so it’s very user friendly for you to join in using your computer, tablet, or phone.

Please note that there is a login step for webinar participants, so please login before the webinar begins. Links will not be active until 15 minutes prior to the start of the broadcast.

Corn and Beans (10 a.m. Central) : Please click here to enter your name and location information shortly before the webinar starts.

Wheat (noon Central): Please click here to enter your name and location information shortly before the webinar starts.

The links will become active 15 minutes prior to the start. To allow time for the registration process, we ask that you plan to register at least five minutes before the webinars start. 

We hope you can join us for these grain market updates and reach out to your local CHS Grain Origination team with questions.

First Shuttle train loaded at CHS Mahnomen

On July 31st we loaded our first full shuttle at CHS Mahnomen.

After many delays, CHS Mahnomen has loaded our first few trains out of the newly expanded Mahnomen shuttle loader. 

The initial trains sent out using our new setup were loaded with less startup problems than anticipated. This can be attributed to using experienced contractors and the great group of people who operate the elevator in Mahnomen. 

The crew, led by location manager Justin Haus, have done a fantastic job learning the proper flow to get trains loaded quickly and safely. We are excited to be able to stay in the community and serve the CHS farmer owners for years into the future!

Warning signs your diesel is water-contaminated

By Chad Christiansen, Product Quality and Additives Manager in Agriculture and Farming, CHS from the Cenexperts blog

filling a tractor with diesel fuel

Farmers have enough on their plates without needing to deal with water in their diesel. Despite their best efforts, though, sometimes accidents happen. Luckily, there are ways to remove water from diesel and methods to prevent water contamination from happening again.

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Join us to hear about Market Updates and CHS Pro Advantage on Aug 4th!

Sunset over a farm

We may not be meeting in person right now, but we still want to bring you valuable information to navigate volatile and weak commodity markets. Please join us online to discuss the markets and learn more about CHS Pro Advantage for corn, soybeans and wheat on Tues., Aug. 4, 10 a.m. CST.

During this 30-minute broadcast, Preston Zacharias with CHS Hedging will talk about recent market trends and give a CHS Pro Advantage program update. There will be time for questions at the end.

CHS Pro Advantage is a simple way to take some of the stress and worry out of selling your crops.

Diversity your marketing

  • Take some of the emotion out of grain marketing
  • Turn decision-making over to experienced traders
  • Gain insights that help you when selling other bushels
  • Have benchmarks for evaluating your marketing plan
  • Save time so you can focus on the rest of your operation

Questions for Preston can be submitted ahead of the webinar. To do so or if you have any questions about this event, please contact your local grain team.

Please note that there is a login step for webinar participants.

LOGIN BEFORE JOINING THE WEBINAR!

CHS Market Update and Pro Advantage Broadcast
Tues., Aug. 4.
10 a.m. CST

Please click here to enter your name and location information shortly before the webinar starts.

The link will become active 15 minutes prior to the start. To allow time for the registration process, we ask that you plan to register at least five minutes before the webinars start. 

This communication is a solicitation and for informational purposes only. There is a risk of loss when engaging in these kinds of transactions.

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