ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — CHS Inc. announced on Nov. 8 an agreement with Lansing Trade Group, LLC, to buy its ownership share in Erskine Grain Terminal, LLC, in Erskine, Minnesota, U.S. This agreement includes the shuttle grain elevator on the BSNF railroad, which has been operated jointly by CHS and Lansing Trade Group, LLC, since 2008.

Effective Nov. 5, the new business will operate under the name CHS with Doug Derosier serving as general manager. He managed the facility under the joint venture operation. Derosier is a 27-year veteran of the grain industry and has managed several cooperative elevators in northern Minnesota.

“We look forward to expanding competitive market access for customers, along with a full range of marketing programs and services,” said John McEnroe, senior vice-president, country operations division of CHS. “In addition, becoming part of a member-owned organization, the business will also return earnings in the form of patronage to area growers.”