CHS to Upgrade Soybean Processing Plant

September 20, 2019

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CHS to Upgrade Soybean Processing Plant
CHS plans to renovate a soybean processing plant in Minnesota. Image courtesy of PIxabay

Moving to boost production of soy-based food and feed ingredients, agribusiness CHS Inc. revealed plans Thursday to expand its soybean processing facility in Fairmont, MN. In addition to the added capacity, the company said the project will improve market access for soybean producers in the region. 

“CHS is always looking for ways to expand market access for farmers’ crops and improve operational efficiencies. This renovation project will deliver value on several fronts,” Scott Erdal, director of risk management and business development at CHS, said in a company press release. “The processing expansion and improvements will allow CHS to grow market access, add value to our owners, capitalize on consumer demand for protein and ensure continued safe operations for our employees and the communities where CHS does business.”

The renovation of the facility will include an expansion of the site’s soybean crush and oil production capacity. Oil produced at the Fairmont site is refined at a CHS facility in Mankato, MN. 

“Regional livestock expansion has created new demand for quality soybean meal. This project will increase crush capacity at Fairmont and help us optimize our Mankato soy crush and refining platform,” said Erdal. 

Work on the site is currently underway. The project is slated to reach completion by the fall of 2021.

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