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Feast and Field | January 24, 2022

How chickpeas became America’s favorite superfood

Although Montana farmer Charlie Bumgarner had a lot of experience growing row crops like peas and wheat, the fourth-generation farmer was cautious about adding chickpeas to his crop rotation. “For a long time, chickpeas weren’t a staple in American diets, so we didn’t have a lot of production,” he explains. In 2012, Bumgarner planted the […]

Western Ag Network | January 20, 2022

Supply Chain Issues Present Unique Opportunities for Farmers

Even as supply chain issues continue to create challenges for America’s farmers and ranchers, Columbia Grain International’s CEO Jeff Van Pevenage says it’s also an opportunity for farmers to capitalize on the current environment. “Farmers with product in place ready to move is a good thing that creates an opportunity,” said Van Pevenage. “There’s demand […]

Montana AG Network | January 19, 2022

Montana Ag Network: Supply chain issues present unique opportunities for farmers

Even as supply chain issues continue to create challenges for America’s farmers and ranchers, Columbia Grain International’s CEO Jeff Van Pevenage says it’s also an opportunity for farmers to capitalize on the current environment. “Farmers with product in place ready to move is a good thing that creates an opportunity,” said Van Pevenage. “There’s demand […]

Choteau Acantha | December 29, 2021

Columbia Grain participates in holiday giving campaign

Columbia Grain International in Choteau and Conrad has participated in the company’s “Cultivating Community Christmas Campaign,” making donations to the Choteau Caring Tree, the Conrad Giving Tree and the Pondera Food Pantry. “For the past two years, the Conrad and Choteau CGI facilities have given to our local Christmas giving tree charities,” said Keiri Breding, […]

Idaho County Free Press | December 29, 2021

Columbia Grain employees, producers give back to local community

Acknowledging this year has been challenging for everyone in the agriculture industry, Columbia Grain International (CGI) decided it wanted to find meaningful ways to support local communities to enact change. CGI launched its Cultivating Community Christmas Campaign, which motivates its teams across the northern tier of the U.S. to join together and volunteer at local […]

The Blaine County Journal News | December 29, 2021

Columbia Grain International is Launching its Cultivating Community Christmas Campaign

This year has been challenging for everyone in the agriculture industry. From drought to fire to rampant supply chain disruption, 2021 has shown us that it is important, now more than ever, to find meaningful ways to support our local communities to enact real change. No one understands the needs of a community more than […]

Grand Forks Herald | December 23, 2021

After donation, Larimore Fire Department to purchase grain bin safety equipment

The Larimore Volunteer Fire Department will soon be purchasing some grain bin rescue equipment after receiving a donation from Columbia Grain international, located nearby in Arvilla. CGI has launched its Cultivating Community Christmas Campaign, after a difficult year for agricultural producers which has been marked by drought, fires and supply chain disruptions. CGI, which has […]

Western Ag Network | December 23, 2021

Using Pulses in Your Holiday Meals

As you put the finishing touches on this year’s Christmas menu, Columbia Grain International (CGI) says a great addition to your holiday menu are delicious and nutritious American-grown pulses and beans. “Pulses have a great, earthy flavor,” said CGI Quality Assurance Manager Eric Flickinger. “So, they’re really great for stews and soups. They’re also a great […]

The Ritzville Adams County Journal | December 22, 2021

Columbia Grain workers volunteer in Community Christmas Campaign

Columbia Grain International launched its Cultivating Community Christmas Campaign partnering with local charities to give back to local communities this holiday season. The company’s Lind office has partnered with the Ritzville Food Bank to bag and distribute food donations to indigent residents. In nearby Pullman, the company is also working with food banks in Whitman […]

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