The difference between drift and volatilization

herbicide application
Getting the most out of an herbicide application not only includes maximizing efficacy, but also minimizing damage caused by herbicides. Being aware of what can go wrong and how to avoid it can lead to effective, on-target herbicide applications and help growers have a successful growing season – without the distress and loss caused by applications gone awry.

Two threats to herbicide applications are drift and volatilization. While they may seem similar, they are quite unique and require different attention to ensure that neither occur. (more…)

CHS Elburn Welcomes Congressman Hultgren to Meredith Road Facility

Congressman Hultgren

MAPLE PARK, Ill., May 30, 2017 – CHS Elburn recently welcomed Congressman Randy Hultgren at their Meredith Road facility located in Maple Park, Illinois. Congressman Hultgren took the opportunity to better understand the needs and challenges of farmers within his district and throughout the country.

Phil Farrell, CHS Elburn general manager, Dave Myers, agronomy manager, Mike Kinsella, grain operations manager and Don Pollnow, manager of the Meredith Road facility led the overview and tour.

“CHS Elburn has served our community for nearly 100 years, supplying Illinois and Wisconsin agricultural producers with agronomy, seed, energy and grain marketing services. Innovation and integrity are central to serving customers and building their community network,” said Rep. Hultgren. “During my visit to the cooperative, I was struck by its demonstrated efficiency coupled with strong working relationships with farmers from all over. Transportation, fuel needs and federal legislation are key issues that we discussed. I’m proud of our farmers and will continue to stand with and for them in Congress.”

Born and raised in Illinois, and having spent more than 20 years serving Illinois and its citizens at multiple levels of government, Congressman Randy Hultgren represents the state’s 14th Congressional District. The district is comprised of seven suburban counties including McHenry, Lake, Kendall, Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Will.

CHS Elburn, a full-service ag retailer, is part of CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations.

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Just in time for harvest, our mobile website is now available. You can easily access the information you need most, right from your smartphone.

When you’re out in the field, you can get the information most important to you. And now, we’ve made it even easier for you to get that information right at your fingertips!

Visit from your smartphone and you’ll find the following:

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–      • Option to view current weather & 7-day forecast

–       • Quick link to current Petroleum Prices

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–       • Visitors with login access can view commodities & merchandise accounts

–       • Contact Us: including a list of locations, site features, and
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Northern Illinois Alliance Acquires Agronomy Supply Operations Of Kaufman Ag Services

CRESCENT CITY, Ill., Jan. 8, 2014 — Northern Illinois Alliance (“NIA”) in Crescent City, Ill. is pleased to announce it has acquired the Agronomy Supply Operations of Kaufman Ag Services in Onarga, Ill. 

Kent Kaufman, owner of Kaufman Ag Services, will continue with Northern Illinois Alliance as the Sales and Plant Manager. Kaufman explains, “Since 1979, it has been my privilege to serve the producers of this area their fertilizer, chemical, and application needs. Teaming up with Northern Illinois Alliance will enable me to tap into their vast reserve of products, equipment, and expertise to provide an enhanced level of service to our customers.”

Northern Illinois Alliance will continue to operate the agronomy plant on Highway 49. John Husk, Board Chair of Northern Illinois Alliance, explains, “This partnership with Kent allows us to continue to grow our footprint in the area. We are pleased to have Kent as part of our team, and we look forward to offering complete agronomic services to our customers in the Crescent City area.”

About Northern Illinois Alliance

Northern Illinois Alliance is a joint venture between Minneapolis-based CHS, Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative, and CHS Elburn, an integrated agriculture supply cooperative headquartered in Sycamore, Ill. With operations beginning in September 2013, NIA offers agronomic retail products and services with 40,000 tons of dry storage, 15,000 tons of liquid storage, 50-car rail siding, a full team of professional agronomy staff, and remodeled office facilities, with many future additions planned.

Elburn Cooperative is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Bulk Fuel division of Petersen Fuels, Inc. in Hampshire, Ill.

Effective Oct. 1, CHS Elburn will continue to service all existing customers of Peterson Fuels, Inc. We look forward to working with our new customers and are excited to have a bulk fuel facility in Hampshire to better serve our existing customers throughout our northern footprint. We welcome Steve Gustafson, Petersen Fuels driver, as he will become an CHS Elburn employee upon the acquisition and will continue to provide service to his customers. CHS Elburn intends to renovate the existing facility in the very near future expanding its capacities, and we look forward to being a part of the Hampshire community.

Elburn Cooperative Welcomes Badger Grain

CHS Elburn has completed its acquisition of Wisconsin-based Badger Grain Co., taking over ownership of the company as of July 8.

Badger customers will continue to receive the same excellent, personalized service as before, says John Husk, general manager of CHS Elburn. Additionally, patrons will benefit from planned expansions of services including agronomy services and supplies as well as fuels.

Elburn’s newest location is at 461 W. Madison St., Darien, Wis. offers patrons grain merchandising services as well as grain drying and storage.  In addition the Darien customers will have the benefit of additional farm to market trucking services utilizing Elburn’s tractor trailer fleet.

“This acquisition enables us the opportunity to increase services for patrons in southern Wisconsin,” says Husk. “Furthermore, it gives us the ability to load rail cars bound for the Chicago corn processor market. It also adds to our current presence in the truck to processor and river market in which we are a major player.

“The ability to participate in all regional markets improves our ability to add value to our patrons,” Husk adds.

Call 262-882-4222 to contact CHS Elburn’s Darien location.

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