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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 […]

The Fence Post | February 05, 2021

Columbia Grain International expands

Columbia Grain International is one of the largest U.S. processors and exporters of high-quality pulses. That acclaim is due in a large part to successfully carrying out its mission: to safely cultivate high-quality crops from its local farmers. CGI just topped off a record-breaking year of pulse sales by acquisition of a new processing plant […]

NebraskaFarmer | February 02, 2021

New pulse crop processing facility opens in Nebraska

The facility, which has been acquired by CGI, will eventually process peas, lentils, chickpeas and dry beans. A new pulse crop processing facility that will eventually process peas, lentils, chickpeas and dry beans is taking shape in Hastings, Neb. The facility, which originally was built by Peavey in 1979, has been acquired by Columbia Grain […]

Grainews | January 22, 2021

Pulse markets beating strong

Pandemic turns spotlight on plant protein sources. Markets for pulse crops in Canada and the United States should generally remain favourable over most of 2021 and even for several years beyond, says the head of the largest U.S. pulse crop processor. Jeff Van Pevenage, president and CEO of Columbia Grain International headquartered in Portland, Oregon, […]

Western Ag Network | December 24, 2020

Columbia Grain International Supports its Farmers and Communities in these Challenging Times

Columbia Grain International (CGI), a global leader in the origination, processing, logistics, and distribution of high-quality bulk grains, pulses, edible beans, oilseeds, and organics for the Pacific Northwest is “Cultivating Growth” by caring for their local communities this holiday season. This December, CGI is giving back to local charities to support their employees and farmers […]

Pacific Northwest Ag Network | November 19, 2020

Pandemic Increased Pulse Popularity Across the Northwest, Country

When the coronavirus pandemic started, a variety of items flew off local grocery store shelves. Meat, milk, toilet paper, and….pulses According to Columbia Grain CEO, Jeff Van Pevenage lentils, chickpeas, dry peas and beans became incredibly popular at the onset of the pandemic, mainly due to their long shelf life and ease of use. He […]

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