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News Release | CHS and MKC Consider Second Rail Terminal

Nov 25, 2016

CHS Inc., an energy, grains and food company and the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative, and MKC, a full-service farm cooperative offering a complete line of products, programs and services throughout Kansas, are considering plans to build and operate a grain terminal in Milan, Kan.

If approved, site preparation would begin in early 2016. Located in Sumner County, the facility will include a high-speed shuttle loader with access to the BNSF line. Upon completion, on-site storage will be approximately 7 million bushels.

“This project is part of our continued commitment to meet the needs of producers and to sustain the cooperative model for future generations,” said Dave Christiansen, president and CEO. “The addition of speed and space with access to world markets will bring value to the local producers in the region and allow other cooperatives in the area access to markets through a cooperative partner.”

“Helping producers successfully grow their operations today as well as tomorrow takes a strong cooperative system,” said Lynden Johnson, executive vice president, CHS Country Operations division. “We are proud to be partners with MKC to invest on behalf of our owners and meet the growing needs of area farmers.”

The facility would operate as Producer Ag, LLC, a limited liability company owned by CHS and MKC. The LLC also operates a high-speed shuttle loading facility in Canton, Kan. The LLC is a member of Team Marketing Alliance (TMA) which would handle grain marketing services for the Sumner County facility.

“Our alliance with global grain partner, CHS, connects MKC producer-members directly to the end-user through the cooperative system,” Christiansen said. “Our goal is to strategically position our cooperative for the future to add value for our producers.”

About MKC
MKC is a full-service farm cooperative offering a complete line of products, programs and services for both farm and urban customers throughout Kansas. With a current membership of more than 9,800 members, MKC specializes in grain, agronomy, energy, feed and risk management. Since its founding in 1965, MKC has expanded its footprint through mergers and acquisitions to meet the needs of the producer. Learn more about MKC at

About CHS
CHS Inc. ( is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.