在CHS, we know that 政府ernmental policies and regulations have an impact on business decisions. It is imperative that we educate policymakers about the impact of legislation, rules and regulations. With deep expertise and up-to-the-minute information, our 政府ernment affairs team amplifies the voice of CHS and our owners so that the viewpoint of farmers, ranchers and rural communities is clearly heard.


The CHS 政府ernment affairs team represents CHS owners and stakeholders to the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. 州政府, 独立的政府机构, non政府ernmental organizations and industry specific groups. Working at the forefront of policymaking, the CHS 政府ernment affairs team ensures CHS is a leading voice engaging with policymakers who influence the decisions that impact agriculture, 合作社制度, 和美国农村.

The 政府ernment affairs team works with CHS owners and stakeholders to create a larger opportunity for CHS to engage and use its voice in the public policy discussion – a unified voice that is an industry leader.


  • 保护CHS和我们的所有者
  • 积极推进社区服务利益
  • Inform CHS decision makers about 政府ernment initiatives important to their business
  • 影响外部决策者

除了影响和告知, the CHS 政府ernment affairs team is responsible for staffing the CHS Board of Directors Government Relations Committee and CHS Annual Meeting Resolutions Committee. 

If you have any questions about federal or state public policy please contact us. 




与政策相关的人. 这不仅仅是一个短语, it’s an action plan that strengthens the relationship between CHS and policymakers. 的CHSPAC, CHS政治行动委员会, provides employees and producers an opportunity to join with others to bring the CHS voice to the forefront. By voluntarily pooling their personal financial resources to support the CHSPAC, eligible employees and producers help elect candidates at the state and federal level of 政府ernment, connecting and empowering the CHS community.

CHSPAC practices transparency and thoughtful consideration to identify and support candidates who understand and are sympathetic to economic and regulatory challenges facing the agribusiness, 澳门皇冠赌场平台, 以及皇冠hga010安卓二维码部门. Led by an eight-member advisory committee, criteria are evaluated on an annual basis to guide the decision making to ensure a fair and non-partisan method of political giving. Participation in the CHSPAC is limited by the Federal Election Campaign Act, which 政府erns the CHSPAC's activities and reporting requirements.  

Contributions to CHSPAC are not tax-deductible and are completely voluntary. CHS will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute. Copies of CHSPAC reports are filed with the Federal Election Commission and are available at 选举委员会.政府

For information on how to become a CHSPAC member, please contact us. 



  • 社福服务支持志愿服务, incentive-based policies that encourage farmers to adopt climate-smart agricultural practices, including favorable terms on 政府ernment loans and other financial support programs.
  • CHS does not support actions that would tie adoption of climate-smart practices to a farmer’s or rancher’s ability to participate in federally funded risk management programs, 比如农作物保险, 标题1商品程序(ARC/PLC), Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) or Livestock Gross Margin coverage.
  • Policies must be equitable across geographies, crops and grazing operations.
  • Policies must fully include early adapters who are already engaging in climate-smart practices.
  • CHS supports carbon reduction and conservation policies that keep land in production, rather than land retirement programs (CRP).
  • CHS supports the Growing Climate Solutions Act.
  • 美国农业部应该制定, 可信的, science-based criteria to account for the carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas reduction benefits of climate-smart agriculture practices.
  • USDA should define climate-smart practices as practices that:
    • Provide climate benefits, including increased sequestration and/or reduced greenhouse gas emissions
    • 满足日益增长的粮食需求, 纤维和燃料, despite the changing climate and fewer opportunities for agricultural expansion onto additional lands
    • Contribute to economic development, poverty reduction and food security
    • Maintain and enhance the productivity and resilience of natural, agricultural and forest ecosystem functions, 建立自然资本
    • Develop adaptation and mitigation approaches
    • Reduce tradeoffs encountered in the pursuit of these goals

  • The unique CHS operational footprint requires analysis of proposed low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) legislation provisions including compliance timeline, 对农村社区的影响, off-ramp mechanisms and updated fuel pathway modeling (e.g., canola, corn, renewable diesel, soybean).
  • CHS supports grower participation in the decarbonization value stream (e.g., grower practices that reduce carbon intensity through fuel and crop applications).
  • CHS supports a low carbon fuel standard incorporating a realistic liquid fuel compliance timeline with regulatory and legislative actions that recognize the necessary role of liquid fuels in any transition to EVs and that do not result in demand destruction favoring electrification.

  • CHS strongly supports E15 and other high ethanol blends and advocates for policies that aim to expand its adoption and use, including federal legislation that would legalize the year-round sale of E15 nationwide.
  • Expanding E15 use requires infrastructure investments. CHS believes 政府ernments should act to reduce the cost burden of those investments.
  • CHS supports fully funding grant programs like Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), which provide funding for retailers to install the infrastructure necessary for E15 sales, 比如地下储罐.
  • To show commitment to making E15 more accessible, CHS is one of a few ethanol producers that have completed all federal requirements to produce E15 by registering our ethanol and ethanol plants with the EPA, submitting a Misfueling Mitigation Plan and creating a survey plan. While it is costly and time-consuming to complete these steps, doing so is the right thing to do for our owners and customers and illustrates that CHS wants to be a leader in E15.
  • CHS is making E15 more accessible for consumers by removing barriers for our 1,400多家Cenex品牌零售商, including approving E15 as a grade of gas for retailers and building access through terminals across the CHS footprint.

  • CHS supports adoption of a 95 research octane number (RON) to decrease carbon emissions, increase efficiency of internal combustion engines and meet current and future CAFE standards.
  • A 95 RON is beneficial to our energy and grain businesses by offering demand protection for ethanol and corn, while promoting liquid fuels as a responsible energy source into the future.
  • CHS is unable to support a 98 RON due to the increased economic and logistical issues it would present to our energy business.

Have a question regarding the impact of legislation on cooperatives and agriculture?

Email the CHS 政府ernment affairs team


The CHS New Leaders political advocacy trips to Washington, D.C., with the CHS 政府ernment affairs team provides an opportunity for current and future cooperative leaders to connect with members of Congress and administration officials about issues that impact our farmer-owners’ businesses and 合作社制度. The political advocacy program is designed for alumni of the CHS New Leaders Forum.