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Our team works hard to cultivate high-quality ingredients to nourish the world, safely. Read our stories below, as told through the media.

Pacific Northwest Ag Network | August 04, 2021

CGI Continues To Support Saving The Snake River Dams

Removing the Snake River dams will hurt not only the farming industry, but the residents of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, for years to come, that according to Columbia Grain International. Jeff Van Pevenage, President and CEO of CGI said removing the dams means grains will cost more, which will hit everyone in the pocketbook. […]

Capital Press | July 15, 2021

Commentary: Why we support keeping the Snake River dams

We add our voice to those who support maintaining the Lower Snake River Dams. Here at Columbia Grain International we have been supplying the world with grain, pulses, edible beans and oilseeds for over four decades. Our supply chain stretches across the northern tier of the United States from North Dakota to Washington, cultivating the […]

AG Information Network | July 08, 2021

Dams in the Snake

Columbia Grain International has been cultivating high quality crops from its network of local farmers to nourish the world safely since 1978. CGI and its vast producer base rely on the Columbia Snake River System, as it is, to ensure people around the world get the nutritious foods they need to feed their families. The […]

Western Ag Network | May 28, 2021

Columbia Grain International Discusses Soaring Commodity Prices and its Impact on American Farmers

It’s a wild ride in the commodity market these past couple of months and the rally continues for corn, wheat and soybeans. Columbia Grain International (CGI) is a global leader in the origination, processing, logistics, and distribution of high-quality bulk grains, pulses, edible beans, oilseeds and organics. CGI works with a network of 8,000 producers […]

World Grain | March 17, 2021

Columbia Grain furthers commitment to grain safety

Columbia Grain International (CGI) is recommitting to grain storage and handling safety by once again participating in the Stand Up for Grain Safety Week, March 29 – April 2, 2021. It is an outreach initiative by The Alliance, a coalition that includes the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and the Occupational Safety and Health […]

World Grain | February 25, 2021

Columbia Grain acquires Gavilon grain elevators

PORTLAND, OREGON, US — Columbia Grain International (CGI) acquired a facility in Minto, North Dakota, US, from Gavilon Grain, this February. The Minto location houses two grain elevators and has an 840,000-bushel capacity. CGI has hired Tyler Kieffer as location manager, overseeing operations at the Arvilla and Larimore locations along with the newly acquired Minto […]

Pulse Pod | February 22, 2021

Trade Talk with Jeff Van Pevenage: Handling the COVID Spike and Preparing for 2021

Last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., Jeff Van Pevenage was often quoted in media reports about the resulting spike in pulse demand. In this interview, we delve into CGI’s experience last year and also discuss the outlook for 2021.

Western Ag Network | February 18, 2021

Spring Planting Tips for Farmers

Another planting season is just around the corner. To help set farmers up for success this year, the Columbia Grain International Agronomy Division recommends farmers review any disease issues in their fields prior to deciding what to plant. “Well, I think the tips for 2021 are the tried-and-true tips of every spring,” said Columbia Grain […]

Seed Today | February 09, 2021

Columbia Grain International Celebrates World Pulse Day 2021 by Bringing its High-Quality, Balanced Bushel Bean Brand to Consumers Everywhere

Pulses had a record year in 2020, spurred by the pandemic, momentum in the plant-based protein industry, and World Food Programme demand. CGI gears up to launch its first-ever small pack pulse brand, available online and in stores later this year. Portland, OR (February 9, 2021) – For over 42 years, Columbia Grain International has […]

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