Connell Grain Growers to send dividend checks

CONNELL -- Connell Grain Growers, a farmer and food producer cooperative, will be sending dividend checks totaling $1.6 million to about 620 eligible members this year.

The amount of each check will be based on business done Sept. 1, 2011, to Aug. 31, 2012.

Connell Grain Growers is a locally controlled retail division of CHS Inc., the nation's leading producer-owned cooperative.

CHS makes payments to eligible individual members throughout the year to individuals who have reached age 70 and representatives of the estates of deceased members.

Potentially eligible individuals must initiate contact with Connell Grain Growers. Call or email Scott Althoff, 509-234-2641.