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Our team works hard to cultivate high-quality ingredients to nourish the world, safely. Read our stories below, as told through the media. | May 30, 2022

Veteran grain industry exec: ‘I’ve never seen this before’

In his 29 years in the grain industry, Kurt Haarmann, senior vice president of grain, for Portland, Oregon, US-based Columbia Grain, said he’d never used the phrase, “I’ve never seen this before,” until this spring, when war broke out between Russia and Ukraine, severely limiting grain shipments from the Black Sea region. Besides the war […]

Capital Press | April 27, 2022

Columbia Grain CEO: Market volatility to continue

Grain market volatility will continue, but not quite as much as during the early days of the war between Russia and Ukraine, the head of the top U.S. supplier of bulk grain and pulses predicts. Global grain stocks are tightening in general, with a few crop problems affecting supply and demand, Jeff Van Pevenage, president […]

Wester Ag Network | April 06, 2022

Columbia Grain Shares Commitment to Safety during Stand Up for Grain Safety Week

It’s Stand Up for Grain Safety Week which raises awareness of the many hazards that come with working in the grain handling industry by offering resources and activities each day on the best practices for mitigating these hazards. Stand Up for Grain Safety Week is sponsored by the Alliance, a collaboration of agricultural industry groups, […]

Pulse Pod | March 14, 2022

Jeff Van Pevenage thinks the pulse business is cool. And he’s not the only one

The CEO of Columbia Grain on why more and more young people are getting into the industry and what advice he’s passing on to his son. Columbia Grain International (CGI) is a global distributor of grains, pulses, beans, and oilseeds, which has been operating for almost 44 years. Starting out primarily as a wheat, corn […]

Western Ag Network | March 10, 2022

Columbia Grain Celebrates International Women’s Day

his week as we celebrate International Women’s Day, Columbia Grain International (CGI) is recognizing women in agriculture within it’s company who play a very important role in the company’s success. Abbey Quandt manages CGI’s elevator in Oaks, N.D. and says CGI has empowered her to become the leader she is today. “CGI has empowered me […]

Forbes | March 09, 2022

Leading In The Digital 2020s: One Part Technology, Two Parts People Skills

Leading a distributed workforce that you only see in little Zoom boxes on a regular basis requires a special set of skills that often gets muddled in the rush to digitize and become more technology savvy as one’s competitors. Rather, succeeding in a leadership role in digital enterprises in the months and years ahead requires […]

Valley City Times-Record | February 11, 2022

This is the taste of North Dakota

A special luncheon was hosted at Valley City State University on Thursday, showcasing a variety of foods made from “pulse” crops, which is a catch-all term for any edible bean product, to recognize World Pulse Day. “It’s showing what’s locally grown in our area,” Cody Didier, merchandiser for Columbia Grain International’s Valley City grain elevator, […]

Western Ag Network | February 10, 2022

Farmers and Consumers Celebrate World Pulses Day

Today farmers and consumers are celebrating World Pulses Day, a day designated by the United Nations to recognize the importance of pulses as a global food. Tony Roelofs, Columbia Grain International (CGI) Vice President of Pulse Division, says that the celebration provides a great opportunity to raise awareness about the nutritional benefits of pulses as […]

The Lewiston Tribune | February 10, 2022

Free lentil chili lunch planned at Nezperce eatery

Employees of Columbia Grain International will hold a free lentil chili lunch at Coach’s Family Sports Bar in Nezperce from 11:30 A.M. TO 1 P.M. TODAY. The free lunch is in conjunction with the company’s celebration of World Pulses Day. Several other locations around the country also will be holding free lunches featuring peas, beans […]

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