CHS CEO Optimistic About Ag Outlook
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:42 AM CST

CHICAGO (DTN) -- It's a great time to be involved in U.S. grain farming with even the negatives serving more to highlight the overwhelming positive outlook than generating any real concern, the CEO of America's largest cooperative told the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit Monday.

"I am very optimistic! And I get paid to be negative," CHS Inc. CEO Carl Casale said.

The main concerns on the global grain horizon are the continued economic doldrums in Europe and the potential for conflict in the Middle East.

But stagnant demand from the old continent is now a residual concern for U.S. ...

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