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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 […]

Valley City Times-Record | November 11, 2020

CGI Celebrates Veterans Day With Donation to Sanborn Veterans Park

Valley City, ND – 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 northern tier of the United States, has donated to the Sanborn Veterans Park in Sanborn, North Dakota, just in time for Veterans Day on November […]

Western Ag Network | November 02, 2020

Pulses are the Ideal Regenerative Ag Crop

COVID-19 has fueled an unprecedented demand for pulse crops like lentils, chickpeas, dry peas and beans. It’s also coincided with a renaissance in regenerative agriculture and a strong interest in healthy, immune-boosting plant-based diets. Pulse crops are helping to overhaul American diets and play a large role in organic and regenerative agriculture. And agribusiness companies […]

Idaho County Free Press | October 18, 2020

Elevated safety plan gets buy-in from ground up; requires reinforcement to be effective

GRANGEVILLE — In bringing food to American tables, the nation’s agricultural industry contends with the high level of risk of injury for its workers in all stages of the process: from farm and corral, to transportation and processing. And if that wasn’t enough, this year brought the added risk of COVID-19. To that last part, […]

Prairie Star | September 14, 2020

Columbia Grain International Enhances Safety Plan for 2020

Columbia Grain International (CGI), one of the largest processors of grains and pulses in the U.S., is approaching harvest of 2020 with an enhanced safety plan. This year, harvest will present growers with not only its usual array of safety hazards, but with a looming pandemic on the back of everyone’s mind, and CGI acknowledges […]

Magicvalley.com | September 10, 2020

Did the pandemic play a role in Idaho bean acres being up 38% this year?

TWIN FALLS — The past five months have been historically turbulent for Magic Valley agriculture. Prices plummeted in April for several of south-central Idaho’s most important ag products. A lot of demand for products such as cheese and french fries disappeared overnight when restaurants closed. Some dairy farmers had to dump milk. Spud farmers donated […]

Feed & Grain | September 08, 2020

Giant Ground Pile Meets Idaho Facility Demand

Million-bushel pile at Columbia Grain International facility in Fenn is approximately 50 feet high. With bigger harvests, and more coming to the elevators on each grain truck, a million-bushel ground pile at the Columbia Grain International facility at Fenn, ID, was what was needed to keep up with supply, as well as demands, reports the […]

Feed & Grain | September 08, 2020

CGI Names Director of Human Resources

In her new role, Groman is expected to lead the human resources department as a strategic contributor, to streamline and build efficiency through talent development and engagement, and act as a business partner to the executive team across the CGI footprint. Groman most recently was the vice president of human resources at Opus Agency. Additional […]

World-Grain.com | September 08, 2020

CGI Selects New Director of Human Resources

Columbia Grain International (CGI) has named Patty Groman as director of human resources. In her new role, Groman is expected to lead the human resources department as a strategic contributor, to streamline and build efficiency through talent development and engagement, and act as a business partner to the executive team across the CGI footprint. “Patty […]

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