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Grand Forks Herald | December 23, 2021

After donation, Larimore Fire Department to purchase grain bin safety equipment

The Larimore Volunteer Fire Department will soon be purchasing some grain bin rescue equipment after receiving a donation from Columbia Grain international, located nearby in Arvilla. CGI has launched its Cultivating Community Christmas Campaign, after a difficult year for agricultural producers which has been marked by drought, fires and supply chain disruptions. CGI, which has […]

Western Ag Network | December 23, 2021

Using Pulses in Your Holiday Meals

As you put the finishing touches on this year’s Christmas menu, Columbia Grain International (CGI) says a great addition to your holiday menu are delicious and nutritious American-grown pulses and beans. “Pulses have a great, earthy flavor,” said CGI Quality Assurance Manager Eric Flickinger. “So, they’re really great for stews and soups. They’re also a great […]

The Ritzville Adams County Journal | December 22, 2021

Columbia Grain workers volunteer in Community Christmas Campaign

Columbia Grain International launched its Cultivating Community Christmas Campaign partnering with local charities to give back to local communities this holiday season. The company’s Lind office has partnered with the Ritzville Food Bank to bag and distribute food donations to indigent residents. In nearby Pullman, the company is also working with food banks in Whitman […]

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery | December 20, 2021

Columbia Grain International launches 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 […]

Feed & Grain | December 20, 2021

CGI Launches 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 […]

DakotaFarmer | December 09, 2021

Pulse crops bring new market opportunities

Columbia Grain International is one company working to bring new markets to the Northern Plains. New market opportunities with small-pack pulse products and increased demand for plant-based protein has led to an influx of producers planting pulse crops in the Northern Plains. Lentils, dry beans and peas are among the pulse crops that thrive in […]

NPR | September 27, 2021

As More People Eat Plant-Based Meats, Midwest Farmers Give Peas A Chance

Bean and pea farming is gaining traction in the Midwest as demand increases for the products and the conservation benefits become more clear. Fueled by the rise of meat alternatives, consumers have been eating more and more dry peas, chickpeas, lentils and beans. Bags of lentils or canned chickpeas aren’t a surprising sight in a […]

Western Ag Network | September 23, 2021

Selecting Right Seed Variety is Important for Winter Wheat Planting This Fall

Another wheat harvest in the books for another year and believe it or not farmers are already back in the fields planting the 2022 winter wheat crop. And given this year’s wide-spread drought, Columbia Grain International Seed Division Manager Paul Porter says selecting the right seed variety is very important this fall. “Farmers need to […]

Seed Today | September 21, 2021

Columbia Grain International Addresses the Critical Role of the Supply Chain and the Rising Costs to the Agriculture Industry

Columbia Grain International supports its farmer network across the PNW region and brings key consultancy insight to streamline efficiences. The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of supply chains in maintaining a strong economy in which consumers have reliable access to food. While the food supply chain has shown resiliency, disruptions have highlighted the challenges […]

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