Elevated safety plan gets buy-in from ground up; requires reinforcement to be effective

GRANGEVILLE — In bringing food to American tables, the nation’s agricultural industry contends with the high level of risk of injury for its workers in all stages of the process: from farm and corral, to transportation and processing. And if that wasn’t enough, this year brought the added risk of COVID-19. To that last part, […]

Radio Interview on Ag Info Network

A discussion with the CEO of Columbia Grain International regarding pulse crops. CEO of Columbia Grain International. Jeff Van Pevenage explained and extolled the virtues of pulse crops.

Columbia Grain International enhances safety plan for 2020

Columbia Grain International (CGI), one of the largest processors of grains and pulses in the U.S., is approaching harvest of 2020 with an enhanced safety plan. This year, harvest will present growers with not only its usual array of safety hazards, but with a looming pandemic on the back of everyone’s mind, and CGI acknowledges […]

Giant Ground Pile Meets Idaho Facility Demand

With bigger harvests, and more coming to the elevators on each grain truck, a million-bushel ground pile at the Columbia Grain International facility at Fenn, ID, was what was needed to keep up with supply, as well as demands, reports the Idaho County Free Press. The project was started a year ago, and the asphalt […]

CGI Names Director of Human Resources

Columbia Grain International (CGI) names Patty Groman as director of human resources. In her new role, Groman is expected to lead the human resources department as a strategic contributor, to streamline and build efficiency through talent development and engagement, and act as a business partner to the executive team across the CGI footprint. Groman most […]

CGI selects new director of human resources

PORTLAND, OREGON, US — Columbia Grain International (CGI) has named Patty Groman as director of human resources. In her new role, Groman is expected to lead the human resources department as a strategic contributor, to streamline and build efficiency through talent development and engagement, and act as a business partner to the executive team across […]

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Million-bushel ground pile meets current harvest demand, need for storage

FENN – What’s up with that pile of grain outside of Grangeville? With bigger harvests, and more coming to the elevators on each grain truck, that million-bushel ground pile at the Columbia Grain International facility at Fenn was what was needed to keep up with supply, as well as demands. The project was started a […]

Grasshopper surge, blister beetle problems, harvest hotlines and more things to know this week in agriculture

Grasshoppers surge unusually high There are a few more grasshoppers than usual for this time of year, and you can probably thank the hot dry period in the region. There are hundreds of species of grasshoppers in all sizes and colors, and they love to eat grass, though they will also eat just about anything […]