Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
CHS Inc.
Ownership Structure: 
cooperative
Headquartered in: 
Minnesota
Major Industry: 
agribusiness
Specific Industry: 
agribusiness
Penalty total since 2000: 
$10,674,461
Number of records: 
130
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$8,143,64762
financial offenses$1,535,2353
safety-related offenses$876,60062
employment-related offenses$118,9793
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$8,143,64762
investor protection violation$1,500,0002
workplace safety or health violation$701,35046
wage and hour violation$108,7002
railroad safety violation$100,00013
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: 

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Yearsort icon Agency Penalty Amount
CHS Inc. investor protection violation 2016 CFTC $1,000,000
CENEX PIPELINE LLC environmental violation 2016 PHMSA $43,200
CHS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $9,500
CHS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,300
CHS Inc. Craigmont environmental violation 2016 EPA $7,440
CHS Inc. Nez Perce environmental violation 2016 EPA $12,000
CHS Hallock environmental violation 2016 MN-ENV $14,625
CHS environmental violation 2016 MT-ENV $17,483
CHS environmental violation 2016 MT-ENV $90,000
VENTURA FOODS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $10,022
CHS, INC. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,500
CHS, INC. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $8,500
CHS, INC. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $8,500
CHS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $6,338
CHS COOPERATIVES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $12,094
CHS Inc. - Walla Walla environmental violation 2017 EPA $8,500
Ventura Foods, LLC environmental violation 2017 AL-ENV $50,000
CHS Inc environmental violation 2017 IA-ENV $10,000
CHS environmental violation 2017 MT-ENV $99,388
CHS INC DBA CHS EASTERN FARMERS workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $7,000
CHS - GRAINLAND workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $13,194
CHS INC environmental violation 2018 EPA $80,000
CHS Oilseed Processing environmental violation 2018 MN-ENV $6,720
CHS environmental violation 2018 MT-ENV $19,913
CHS environmental violation 2018 MT-ENV $177,950
CHS, Inc. investor protection violation 2019 CFTC $500,000
CHS INC - MYRTLE GROVE TERMINAL workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $8,096
VENTURA FOODS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $18,024
CHS Inc environmental violation 2020 IA-ENV $6,000
CHS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $5,783
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