Dakota Plains Cooperative and CHS Inc. to study consolidation

CHS, Dakota Plains Coop closely examining opportunities to enhance agronomy assets in east central area of North Dakota.

CHS Inc., the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative, and Dakota Plains Cooperative, a full-service agribusiness headquartered in Valley City, N.D., announced the two cooperatives have been in discussions about entering into a merger transaction and now seek approval from the members of Dakota Plains Cooperative and the CHS Board of Directors.

Integral to this effort is close examination of opportunities to enhance agronomy assets in the east central area of North Dakota. Plans under discussion include constructing three new fertilizer plants within the Dakota Plains trade area to take full advantage of the proposed fertilizer manufacturing facility in Spiritwood, N.D., currently under review by CHS.

A series of informational meetings for Dakota Plains patrons are being scheduled for September to bring more information to area growers.

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