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Joint Venture To Operate Liquid Fertilizer Facility Near Columbia City, Indiana

CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, and Ag Plus, LP, South Whitley, Indiana, formed a 50-50 joint venture company to construct and operate a liquid fertilizer facility near Columbia City, Indiana. The facility will have 3 million gallons of liquid storage and 130,000 gallons of chemical storage.

The new liquid facility near Columbia City will primarily serve farmer-owners of Ag Plus LP retail business, and CHS will also serve its nearby wholesale customers from this location.

“Farmers are increasingly looking for ways to maximize their time and input costs, and liquid fertilizer application lets them apply nutrients at planting, saving time and trips across the field, getting their crops off to a good start,” said Jeff Mize, CEO, Ag Plus, LP. “Our new, larger and more efficient facility will give area growers better overall fertilizer service and options.”

The new facility will offer 24-hour load out of UAN and 10-34-0 fertilizers and will allow Ag Plus to more than double its load out capacity. “CHS is focused on expanding its crop nutrients business to continue to provide its retail customers with an assured, timely supply of crop nutrients vital to profitable crop production,” said Cheryl Schmura, CHS Vice President, Crop Nutrients, marketing and sales. “Our partnership with Ag Plus adds critical storage capacity in a key geography.”

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