CHS Inc., a leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grain and food company, recently announced plans to build a 26,000-ton fertilizer hub in Lakota, N.D.
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 Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line.
Construction is slated to begin in May. The plant is expected to be ready for production by mid-January 2015 and 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 of Lake Region Grain.