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: 
$10,067,877
Number of records: 
117
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$7,577,89253
financial offenses$1,535,2353
safety-related offenses$835,77158
employment-related offenses$118,9793
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$7,577,89253
investor protection violation$1,500,0002
workplace safety or health violation$660,52142
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.

Associated Names: 

AGRO DISTRIBUTION; CENEX; CENEX HARVEST STATES COOPERATIVE; CHS; CHS - GRAINLAND; CHS AGRI SERVICE CENTER; CHS COOPERATIVES, INC.; CHS CRAIGMONT; CHS DBA PRIMELAND COOPERATIVES; CHS FAIRMONT; CHS INC - MYRTLE GROVE TERMINAL; CHS INC REFINERY LAUREL 301110001200125; CHS INC REFINERY LAUREL 301110001200126; CHS INC REFINERY LAUREL 301110001290002; CHS LAKE ERIE; CHS MANKATO; CHS NEZ PERCE; CHS PRIMELAND COOPERATIVES; CHS SPRINGDALE DBA HOME AT TAYLOR POINTE; CHS SUNFLOWER; CHS WALLA WALLA; DAKOTA [...]

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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 Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
CENEX PIPELINE LLC environmental violation 2012 PHMSA $41,500
JAYHAWK PIPELINE LLC environmental violation 2013 PHMSA $82,400
Ventura Foods, LLC environmental violation 2013 EPA $157,900
National Cooperative Refinery Association environmental violation 2012 EPA $1,445,000
Cenex Harvest States (CHS) environmental violation 2011 EPA (*) $35,200
Milk River Coop environmental violation 2013 EPA $550,400
CENEX PIPELINE LLC environmental violation 2015 PHMSA $43,200
CENEX PIPELINE LLC environmental violation 2006 PHMSA $43,000
CENEX PIPELINE LLC environmental violation 2005 PHMSA $25,000
CENEX PIPELINE LLC environmental violation 2004 PHMSA $5,000
CENEX PIPELINE LLC environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $67,000
CENEX PIPELINE LLC environmental violation 2003 PHMSA $13,400
CHS MCPHERSON REFINERY INC. environmental violation 2002 PHMSA $5,000
CENEX PIPELINE LLC environmental violation 2016 PHMSA $43,200
VENTURA FOODS, LLC - BIRMINGHAM environmental violation 2014 EPA $26,000
NATIONAL COOP. REFINERY ASSN. 201130000300229 environmental violation 2010 EPA $120,000
CHS MANKATO environmental violation 2015 EPA $10,250
CHS FAIRMONT environmental violation 2018 EPA $6,720
CHS MANKATO environmental violation 2015 EPA $10,250
CHS INC REFINERY LAUREL 301110001200125 environmental violation 2006 EPA $13,200
CHS INC REFINERY LAUREL 301110001200126 environmental violation 2006 EPA $8,400
CHS INC REFINERY LAUREL 301110001290002 environmental violation 2005 EPA $14,000
CHS AGRI SERVICE CENTER environmental violation 2011 EPA $9,000
VENTURA FOODS, LLC environmental violation 2014 EPA $86,836
VENTURA FOODS LLC - ALBERT LEA DIVISION environmental violation 2000 EPA $34,554
Ventura Foods environmental violation 2003 EPA $48,535
Ventura Foods environmental violation 2005 EPA $51,100
CHS Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $6,000
CHS, Inc. environmental violation 2014 EPA $17,440
ILLINOIS RIVER ENERGY LLC environmental violation 2013 EPA $69,399
JAYHAWK PIPELINE, L.L.C. environmental violation 2000 EPA $325,500
NATIONAL COOPERATIVE REFINERY ASSOC environmental violation 2003 EPA $1,108,214
NATIONAL COOPERATIVE REFINERY ASSOCIATION environmental violation 2003 EPA $1,850,000
NATIONAL COOPERATIVE REFINERY ASSOCIATION environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $1,446,678
NATIONAL COOPERATIVE REFINERY ASSOCIATION environmental violation 2011 EPA $51,300
CHS INC environmental violation 2018 EPA $80,000
CENEX HARVEST STATES COOPERATIVES environmental violation 2004 EPA $461,876
Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives environmental violation 2003 EPA $20,500
Cenex Pipeline environmental violation 2004 EPA $154,750
CHS, Inc. environmental violation 2004 EPA $57,750
Cenex (Laurel Refinery) environmental violation 2009 EPA $8,769
CHS, Inc. Garretson environmental violation 2011 EPA $37,980
Ventura Foods LLC environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $140,600
Ventura Foods LLC environmental violation 2013 EPA $17,300
Cenex Harvest States Cooperative environmental violation 2003 EPA $121,089
CHS, Inc. - Primeland Cooperatives environmental violation 2014 EPA $5,120
CHS Inc. Craigmont environmental violation 2016 EPA $7,440
CHS Inc. Nez Perce environmental violation 2016 EPA $12,000
CHS Inc. - Walla Walla environmental violation 2017 EPA $8,500
National Cooperative Refinery Association environmental violation 2004 EPA $25,500
National Cooperative Refinery Association environmental violation 2012 EPA $63,642
National Cooperative Refinery Association environmental violation 2014 EPA $87,337
National Cooperative Refinery Association environmental violation 2015 EPA $17,963
CHS Inc. investor protection violation 2016 CFTC $1,000,000
CHS, Inc. investor protection violation 2019 CFTC $500,000
CHS Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $10,279
CHS INC motor vehicle safety violation 2008 FMCSA $9,460
CHS INC. motor vehicle safety violation 2005 FMCSA $6,530
Chs Inc motor vehicle safety violation 2015 FMCSA $59,260
CHS Inc. railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $6,000
CHS Inc. railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $8,500
CENEX CORPORATION railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $8,500
CENEX CORPORATION railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $8,500
CENEX CORPORATION railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $8,500
CENEX CORPORATION railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $8,500
ILLINOIS RIVER ENERGY, LLC railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,000
Cenex Harvest States railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $9,000
Cenex Corporation railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $7,500
Cenex Corporation railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $7,500
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
Ventura Foods, LLC tax violations 2013 CT-AG $35,235
CHS INC. wage and hour violation 2011 WHD $101,173
CHS Lake Erie, Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $7,527
CHS INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,625
AGRO DISTRIBUTION workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $7,500
CENEX HARVEST STATES COOPERATIVE workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $8,800
VENTURA FOODS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $10,750
CENEX PIPELINE, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $19,750
CHS, INC, workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $20,000
VENTURA FOODS workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $6,615
CHS INC. DBA PRIMELAND COOPERATIVES workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $8,050
VENTURA FOODS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $9,600
CHS, INC, workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $22,000
UNITED HARVEST LLC workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $13,800
UNITED HARVEST LLC workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $8,400
NATIONAL COOPERATIVE REFINERY ASSOCIATION workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $35,000
CHS SUNFLOWER workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $6,500
CHS,INC. DBA UNITED PLAINS AG workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $40,000
CHS workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $8,475
CHS SPRINGDALE, INC. DBA HOME AT TAYLOR POINTE workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,497
VENTURA FOODS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $19,560
CHS INC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $6,300
CENEX HARVEST STATES, INC. (AKA CHS INC.) workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $120,000
WESTERN FEED LLC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $7,282
DAKOTA QUALITY GRAIN COOPERATIVE workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $5,880
CENEX PIPELINE, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $5,000
LEWIS-CLARK TERMINAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $6,080
CENEX HARVEST STATES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $8,800
CENEX HARVEST STATES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $15,800
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