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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.

World Grain | February 01, 2024

CGI cultivating solutions amid challenges

Columbia Grain International (CGI) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Van Pevenage, whose career in the grain industry spans 34 years, has never seen a more challenging business environment than the one he and other grain company executives around the world have encountered in recent years. Since 2020, they have dealt with a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic that […]

American Ag Network | December 22, 2023

Columbia Grain International is Cultivating Community Christmas

It‘s estimated that 13 million children in the U.S. live in food-insecure homes, and this year, more than 1 in 3 Americans are foregoing gifts due to inflation. Corporate holiday giving is one way to make sure these families get to enjoy holiday cheer this season. This year, Columbia Grain International (CGI) is hosting its […]

Western Ag News | December 20, 2023

Columbia Grain Spreads Holiday Cheer with Cultivating Christmas Program

It’s the holiday season and for many in Agriculture it’s a time to help those less fortunate. Helping to spread holiday cheer across our region is Columbia Grain with it’s Cultivating Christmas Program. “With Columbia Grain’s Cultivating Christmas program, our employees volunteer in local programs that give back to their communities,” said Amy Dunn in […]

Western Ag Network | December 14, 2023

Take Advantage of Grain Markets with Columbia Producer Solutions

Marketing grain can certainly be one of the most daunting tasks that farmers face. However, Columbia Grain Director of Customer Risk Management Phil Symons says they’re trying to make it a little bit easier with their Columbia Producer Solutions. “With Columbia Producer Solutions, it really does encompass a pretty wide range of different marketing alternatives […]

Feed & Grain | December 04, 2023

PNW infrastructure’s vital role in global grain markets

CGI’s Kurt Haarmann shares how a reliable, consistent transportation network benefits Pacific northwestern grain growers and shippers.

Farm to Table Talk | December 01, 2023

Grain Changer – Jeff Van Pevanage

Many segments of Agriculture are experiencing changes to increased focus on regenerative, sustainable, more earth friendly farming practices. Although farmers usually prioritize doing what is best for their soil, today’s changes are being hastened by major food companies such as Mars and WalMart requiring confirmation of the practices that their consumers are increasingly expecting. Jeff […]

Western Ag Network | October 27, 2023

Marketing Grain During Volatile Market Swings

This year the wheat market continues to be a lot more volatile than it was a year ago. In fact, Columbia Grain’s Director of Customer Risk Management Phil Symons says it’s almost polar opposite. He explains a few things that farmers can do to manage their risk and profitability during these volatile marketing times. “Last […]

Feed & Grain | October 19, 2023

Climate-friendly crops and the vital role of lentils in sustainable agriculture

Columbia Grain International’s CEO Jeff Van Pevenage says lentils and other pulses can improve soil health, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store more carbon in the soil than most other plants. Lentils and pulses may be one of the keys to saving the planet. At least that’s what one grain handler and processor believes. Since […]

AG Proud | October 18, 2023

FFA students learn and earn through wheat marketing

“Farmers around here realize they need to support FFA,” says Aaron Forsmann, a senior at Grangeville High School and president of the Grangeville FFA Chapter. “There are not a lot of young people who want to farm.” Aaron is involved in the Columbia Grain Legacy Program, new to Grangeville this year after a successful debut […]

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