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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.

The Western Producer | July 23, 2020

Pulse groups research dog food charge

Pulse producers, exporters and other pulse industry groups in the United States are hoping to raise US$1 million to shed light on what they consider a bogus link between pet foods that contain pulses and dilated cardiomyaopathy (DCM), a rare heart defect that affects dogs. The DCM research fund campaign is aimed at uncovering the […]

Pet Age | July 20, 2020

CGI donates $25K to DCM Research Fund Campaign

For over 42 years, Columbia Grain International (CGI) has been cultivating ethical plant-based ingredients, supporting consumers that desire a nutritious diet for themselves as well as their pets. As one of the largest producers and exporters of pulses in the United States, CGI has invested in eight processing facilities in which pulse crops are cleaned, […]

Milling Journal | July 01, 2020

Columbia Grain International Sees Durum Sales Soar Spurred by Pandemic Buying

Portland, OR – May 2020 – Columbia Grain International (CGI), a leading worldwide grain and pulse supplier with a footprint across the western region of the US, reports domestic sales of durum wheat is on the rise with consumers stocking up on high-quality semolina pasta as lockdowns continue.

The Food Show | June 30, 2020

The Food Show

Welcome to the Food Show with Tom and Mary-Anne Fitzmorris! Today our hosts are joined by a variety of guests and callers from around the city and far flung locations. At 2:30 we are joined by Tony Roelofs of Columbia Grains who talks to us about beans, hummas, and other new grains. Then in the […]

Aberdeen News | June 23, 2020

The healthy pandemic pantry: Beans are the new superfood

Columbia Grain International (CGI) is one of the largest processors and exporters of high-quality pulses in the United States, supplying the world’s pantry with a plethora of these nutrient-dense powerhouses. But, first, what are pulses? Pulses are the dry, edible seeds of plants in the legume family, a category of superfoods that includes chickpeas, lentils, […]

OilSeed & Grain News | June 02, 2020

The Push and Pull of Pulses, CGI Barrels Ahead

It must have been fate because all that the 20-year-old Jeff VanPevenage wanted to do was trade wheat. While finishing his senior year of college at Washington State University, VanPevenage started with Columbia Grain International (CGI), LLC. Shortly thereafter, he transferred to Great Falls, Montana, where he spent six years trading durum, oats, and barley. […]

AgWeek | June 01, 2020

Durum, pasta industry copes with volatile demand

Kurt Haarmann, senior vice president of Columbia Grain International, based in Portland, said the food industry — producers, to handlers, to processors — are on the job and ready for increasing demand. The company is important to Montana and North Dakota producers, and to food companies throughout the world. Food Manufacturing, food industry news source, […]

Montana Ag Network | May 14, 2020

Montana Ag Network: Columbia Grain meeting demand during pandemic

BILLINGS — As other sectors of American agriculture feel the pressure of the coronavirus, pulse crop supplier, processor, and distributor Columbia Grain International has seen bean demand soar for shelf-stable foods, especially beans and lentils grown by farmers in Montana. Jeff VanPevenage is the president and CEO of Columbia Grain International and expects this demand […]

The Columbian | April 26, 2020

Virus pandemic spurs demand for legumes

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho — Toilet paper isn’t the only thing being whisked off the grocery store shelves these days. Ever since the coronavirus pandemic settled in, agriculture producers have experienced a bean boom as consumers stock up on dry beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas. Jeff Van Pevenage, president and CEO of Columbia Grain International at Portland, […]

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