ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Members of Grainland Cooperative, with headquarters in Holyoke, Colorado, U.S., voted last week to approve a merger with CHS Inc., CHS said on April 29.

The proposal passed with 67% approval, and will become effective in June pending appropriate due diligence by both organizations. Once finalized, management will begin planning for enhanced grain shuttle loading capabilities on the NKCR line.

“We are confident this decision will allow us to accomplish things for our patrons and members that we might not be able to do otherwise,” said Rick Unrein, Grainland Cooperative general manager. “We need to keep up with our customers’ growing needs and expectations.”

“The combination is a good match for both companies,” said John McEnroe, senior vice-president CHS. “And it aligns with the CHS core commitment to always return value to its member-owners.”

Patrons of Grainland should expect a smooth transition, including continuity of staffing, at all seven of its locations, CHS announced. The business will continue to operate under the Grainland name.