CHS Completes Acquisition of West Central Distribution

CHS Inc. announced Tuesday it has completed the acquisition of West Central Distribution, LLC, a full-service wholesale distributor of agronomy products headquartered in Willmar, Minnesota. CHS is self-described as the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, agronomy, grains and foods company. West Central offers crop protection, nutrients and other specialized agronomy products to cooperatives and independent retailers. With 30 locations, West Central expands the distribution assets, capabilities, and expertise of CHS Agronomy, which currently offers a globally-integrated wholesale crop nutrient supply chain and an array of retail seed, crop protection, fertilizer and agronomic technologies and services. Gary Halvorson, senior vice president at CHS Agronomy, says “Ownership of West Central expands our agronomy platform” and “adds value for CHS owners.” CHS has owned 25 percent of West Central since January 2015. With the completion of the transaction, West Central’s more than 200 employees become CHS employees.