ST. PAUL, Minn. - CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods company, will contribute $1.1 million to North Dakota flood relief efforts, the company announced.

CHS is contributing $1 million in flood relief to North Dakota communities impacted by recent severe flooding.  In addition, the CHS Foundation, an independent, private foundation supported by CHS Inc., is contributing $50,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in flood relief efforts. The company is making an additional $50,000 corporate contribution for direct support to the nearly two dozen CHS employees whose homes have been damaged by severe flooding in the Minot area.

"We recognize the significant challenges faced by so many individuals and communities impacted by the recent flooding," said Carl Casale, CHS president and CEO. "We hope these contributions will help those affected by this disaster as they begin to recover and restore their homes, farms and businesses."

CHS provides a full array of agriculture and energy products and services to its member-owner farmers, locally-owned cooperatives and consumers throughout North Dakota.

CHS and the CHS Foundation will match contributions by CHS employees/retirees and member-owners. Matching contributions must be received by July 29, 2011. For more information see www.chsinc.com.