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Feed & Grain | July 27, 2022

Columbia Grain Restructures U.S.-Based Grain, Pulse Businesses

Columbia Grain International (CGI) announces a major restructuring of its U.S.-based grain and pulse business assets and strategy going forward. The company acquired eight silo locations previously owned by Gavilon, including three facilities in Wolf Point and Chester, MT, and Valley City, ND they have been operating since 2014. Additionally, CGI has acquired the assets […]

New Rockford Transcript | July 18, 2022

Wuori, Davis among those to receive first ever Columbia Grain International scholarship

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 U.S., launched its first-ever Columbia Grain Annual Scholarship Program, established by President & CEO, Jeff Van Pevenage earlier this year. The scholarship was open […]

NewsNation | July 14, 2022

Chickpea shortage threatens hummus supply | On Balance | July 13, 2022


A new scholarship program, sponsored by Columbia Grain International (CGI), is continuing to better the communities they serve by supporting the academic growth of its employees and their immediate families. Established by CGI President and CEO, Jeff Van Pevenage, the Columbia Grain Annual Scholarship Program is awarded to five individuals, including three of those hail […]

Fox Weather | July 13, 2022

Chickpea dip: Extreme weather conditions affecting popular superfood crop

It’s known as the chicken of the bean world, but the supply of America’s favorite superfood is slowly flying the coop due to extreme drought conditions. However, an industry leader said there is no need to rush to the market for your favorite hummus. There will be plenty of chickpeas abound for those curries, salads, […]

Reuters | July 06, 2022

Fewer chickpeas means cheap protein and hummus could be harder to find

Global supplies of chickpeas, the main ingredient, could dip as much as 20% this year, according to data from the Global Pulse Confederation. Weather and war have hurt supplies of the protein-packed bean, driving up food prices and creating headaches for food manufacturers. Chickpeas are made into hummus, flour, soups, stews and curries. While they […]

Wester Farmer-Stockman | June 17, 2022

Columbia Grain to go retail with beans, pulses

World’s leading supplier of bulk grain and pulses introduces product line called Balanced Bushel. A Pacific Northwest company that has provided grains and dry beans to processors for some 50 years is jumping into the retail market this summer with a packaged bean and pulse line called Balanced Bushel. The Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Grain International […]

Western Ag Network | June 15, 2022

Volatility in Grain Markets Continue as Russia’s War in Ukraine Wages On

The U.S. grain industry continues to monitor the disruption of grain movement out of the Black Sea region because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and what it means for commodity markets moving forward. Kurt Haarmann is Grain Division Senior Vice President for Columbia Grain International (CGI) and says it’s a very volatile time for everyone involved. […]

American Ag Network | June 09, 2022

Columbia Grain International Ensures Americans in Need Are Supported by the Efforts of U.S. Farmers Through its New Balanced Bushel Line of Beans and Pulses

Food shortages, impacted by soaring gas prices and inflation, are affecting Americans in need and their ability to access staple foods. Food banks are busier than ever before. Detroit’s Forgotten Harvest says demand for free meals has increased 25-45% since December. Many food banks rely on retailers to fill their pantries, but with less spare […]

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