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CHS Pledges $3 Million Toward Agricultural Safety

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The farmer-owned cooperative CHS Inc. has pledged $3 million toward a national agricultural safety initiative.

Carl Casale, president and CEO of Arden Hills-based CHS, made the announcement Wednesday at the North American Agricultural Safety Summit in Minneapolis. He says it’s focused on college students and adults to keep the next generation of agricultural leaders safe.

The investment includes $1 million for competitive grants to support rural safety projects and $2 million to support safety programs with five partner organizations.

Casale told the summit that agriculture has inherent risks. But he says people in the industry are being called on to produce more and do it faster to feed a growing world population, which means even more risks for more people. He says that requires a greater commitment to safety.

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