Our team works hard to cultivate high-quality ingredients to nourish the world, safely. Read our stories below, as told through the media.
Fox Weather | February 14, 2023
Farmers facing uphill battle due to climate extremes
Phil Symons, Columbia Grain’s Director of Customer Risk Management, discusses how recent rainfall has it impacted the growing process as well as the pros and cons of the recent weather conditions.
New Rockford Transcript | February 06, 2023
Columbia Grain puts spotlight on lentils
As a global leader in the origination, processing, logistics, and distribution of high-quality pulses and edible beans for U.S. domestic and worldwide export markets, Columbia Grain International (CGI) understands the role legumes and pulses play in sustainable food systems and feeding the world. CGI is the largest lentil handler in the U.S. and is an […]
KRTV Great Falls | December 26, 2022
Montana Ag Network: how Ag businesses help Great Falls Community Food Bank
The Great Falls Community Food Bank depends on the generosity of community members to help those in need. The non-profit also gets a big boost from larger companies in the form of beans, oats, and milk. When a need for helping neighbors arises, companies like Montana Milling answer the call. “Over the last three years […]
Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery | December 15, 2022
Columbia Grain International adds new CFO to leadership team
Columbia Grain International (CGI), a business in the origination, processing, logistics, and distribution of high-quality bulk grains, pulses, edible beans, oilseeds, and organics for the northern tier of the U.S., has announced the appointment of Andres Cardena as chief financial officer. Cardena will lead the company in financial management and oversee management information systems and […]
American Ag Network | November 16, 2022
Columbia Grain is Cultivating Growth for Women in Agriculture
rom the combine to the boardroom, women in agriculture are helping to pave the way for a better future. Columbia Grain is committed to ensuring women are educated, encouraged, and empowered to succeed in their agricultural careers. They do this through their sponsorship of conferences like StrongHer Together and by cultivating the growth of their […]
Western Ag Network | November 14, 2022
Columbia Grain a Proud Supporter of Women in Agriculture
Like other industries, women play a very important role in Agriculture. And this week women from across Western Ag Network country will be gathering in Fort Benton, Montana for the StrongHer Together Conference. Shandel Fouts is an Accounting Clerk and Grain Buyer at Columbia Grain International (CGI) in Harlem, Mont. She says CGI is proud […]
Western Ag Network | October 27, 2022
Montana Farmer Sells Wheat for a 50-Cent Per Bushel Premium with Columbia Grain’s Producer Solutions
It’s been a rollercoaster ride for farmers this year when it comes to market swings for commodities like corn, soybeans and wheat. And Columbia Grain International (CGI) is trying to help farmers manage their risk and take advantage of the upswings with its new Producer Solutions platform. Brian Aklestad farms near Galata, Mont. He explains […]
Food Business News | October 07, 2022
Columbia Grain better serves retail customers through new packaging facility
Columbia Grain International has opened a new 60,000-square-foot packaging facility in Hastings, Neb. “As CGI sources beans and pulses straight from our network of American farmers we’re now able to provide custom retail packages without compromising quality, supply or safety,” said Bill Germano, manager of retail products. “And our new facility in Hastings, Neb., will […]
American Ag Network | September 28, 2022
Talking Harvest, Pulse Crops, Exports and More with Columbia Grain
Jesse Allen is joined by Columbia Grain CEO Jeff Van Pevenage to discuss harvest outlook, exports, pulse crops, more recent facility acquisitions and more
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Laying the Foundation for a Healthier Tomorrow, Columbia Grain International is Bringing its Protein-Packed Balanced Bushel Line of Pulses to Montana’s Local School District
Columbia Grain International, Leading Pulse Supplier to the Pet Food Industry, Celebrates World Pulses Day on February 10, 2023
Lentils Can Add Years to Our Lives – Columbia Grain International is Fulfilling Consumer Demand as the Largest Lentil Handler in the U.S.
Columbia Grain Celebrates the Season with the Gift of Bountiful Nutrition, Donating its Balanced Bushel Line of Beans and Pulses to Feed the Children and Food Banks Throughout the Northern U.S.
Columbia Grain International Explores How Soybeans of Other Colors (SBOC) are Causing Grading Issues and its Ramifications on American Farmers
Columbia Grain International Says Removing the Snake River Dams will have Devasting Effects on American Farmers, Rural Communities, and the Agriculture Industry
Columbia Grain International Recommends American Farmers Have a Strategy in Place to Weather the Effects of the Ukraine War from Fast-Spreading Food Stortages to Supply Chain Disruption
In Celebration of World Pulses Day on February 10th, Columbia Grain International Nourishes and Educates on a Local Level with its Community Giving Meals