CHS shares its economic success with its cooperative- and producer-owners by returning cash in the form of patronage and equity redemptions that helps them grow and contributes to vital rural communities. Cash distributions highlight the value the cooperative business model delivers to its stakeholders.
Since fiscal 2010, CHS has returned more than $3 billion in cash to its owners.
- 2016 – $519 million (estimated)
- 2015 – $534 million
- 2014 – $637 million (includes $200 million in equity retired with preferred stock)
- 2013 – $599 million
- 2012 – $431 million
- 2011 – $227 million
- 2010 – $237 million (includes $37 million in equity retired with preferred stock)
To apply for membership and patronage eligibility, please complete the form. The link can be found below.
All membership and patronage applications are subject to review and approval by the CHS Board of Directors under guidelines detailed in the CHS Membership Policy.