New CHS grain facility coming to Worthing, SD
By the 2024 harvest, farmers near Worthing, South Dakota will have a new state of the art facility and another option for delivering corn and soybeans.
CHS Executive Vice President of Ag Retail Operations Rick Dusek tells Brownfield the new CHS shuttle facility will hold 1.1 million bushels of grain and will rail it to the Pacific Northwest.
“We’ll be able to manage our shuttle loading to serve the PNW market and potentially other markets. But also, those local markets where we can truck the grain. We’ll have all the markets at our disposal.”
Dusek says this facility will be able to receive grain quicker, reducing wait time for the farmer as well as load onto a train faster and overall, move more grain.
“Today, in our nearest shuttle loader in this area, it takes around 14 hours to load a shuttle train and numerous people. When this facility gets built, we’ll be able to load a train in half the time, 6 to 8 hours, with about 3 to 4 people.”
A CHS grain shuttle facility is being built at the intersection of Interstate 29 and State Highway 44 and construction is set to begin this spring.