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Valley City Times-Record | February 11, 2022

This is the taste of North Dakota

A special luncheon was hosted at Valley City State University on Thursday, showcasing a variety of foods made from “pulse” crops, which is a catch-all term for any edible bean product, to recognize World Pulse Day. “It’s showing what’s locally grown in our area,” Cody Didier, merchandiser for Columbia Grain International’s Valley City grain elevator, […]

Western Ag Network | February 10, 2022

Farmers and Consumers Celebrate World Pulses Day

Today farmers and consumers are celebrating World Pulses Day, a day designated by the United Nations to recognize the importance of pulses as a global food. Tony Roelofs, Columbia Grain International (CGI) Vice President of Pulse Division, says that the celebration provides a great opportunity to raise awareness about the nutritional benefits of pulses as […]

The Lewiston Tribune | February 10, 2022

Free lentil chili lunch planned at Nezperce eatery

Employees of Columbia Grain International will hold a free lentil chili lunch at Coach’s Family Sports Bar in Nezperce from 11:30 A.M. TO 1 P.M. TODAY. The free lunch is in conjunction with the company’s celebration of World Pulses Day. Several other locations around the country also will be holding free lunches featuring peas, beans […]

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 […]

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