ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 energy, grains and foods company, has announced its division operating as Bingham Cooperative has reached an agreement with Land View Inc to acquire its retail agronomy operations in American Falls, Idaho. The agreement was effective on Dec. 16, 2010, and brings an additional 13,000 tons of dry and liquid fertilizer storage to Bingham Co-op, expanding its ability to serve producers in the trade territory.

"The additional storage will give us the ability to better serve our cooperative members in southeastern Idaho," said Allen Young, chairman of the board, Bingham Co-op.

"As our customers' operations grow in size," added Bingham Co-op General Manager Mike Jensen, "it is critical our local cooperative operations grow as well, so we can keep up with their changing needs and expectations."

"The acquisition is a good one for Bingham Co-op on many levels," explained John McEnroe, senior vice president CHS. "And it aligns with our core commitment to always return value to our member-owners."

The Bingham Co-op agronomy office has re-located to the former Land View office at 220 Fort Hall Avenue. Patrons of both organizations should expect a smooth transition, including continuity of staffing.