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Pulse Pod | March 28, 2023

‘We’re seeing a lentil renaissance in the US’/ Jeff Van Pevenage on Colombia Grain’s new retail range

Jeff Van Pevenage discusses Columbia Grain’s retail pulse range, Balanced Bushel, the evolution of the pet food market, and why lentils could become the truck drivers’ new favorite snack

Feed & Grain | March 17, 2023

End of global chickpea shortage may be in sight

Global chickpea stocks are at a record low, causing prices to rise as much as 50% to 75% over the past two years. Columbia Grain, Inc., a leading processor and exporter of chickpeas, lentils and other pulse crops, operates grain elevators and processing plants all across the Pacific Northwest (PNW). In this Feed & Grain […]

Farm & Ranch Guide | March 15, 2023

Pet food market grows demand for pulse crops

An increase in demand from pet owners for grain-free pet food options is growing the market for pulse crops, with a major processor recruiting contract growers for the coming season. According to Columbia Grain International (CGI), pet owners are seeking higher quality ingredients to support what experts are calling the “humanization of pet food.” “People […]

Feed & Grain | March 13, 2023

CGI highlights benefits of working in agriculture

Amid a growing labor shortage in the U.S., Columbia Grain International reminds us of the impact of agricultural careers. Agriculture contributes $7 trillion to the U.S. economy and accounts for 40 million jobs or 29% of jobs in the U.S., according to a 2022 report created by 30 food and agricultural organizations, “Feeding the Economy.” […]

Havre Daily News | March 06, 2023

North Star students eating pulse crops courtesy Columbia Grain

Columbia Grain International recently made a donation of pulses to North Star Elementary so the school can offer healthier food options to students for World Pulses Day, which was earlier this month. CGI Vice President of Pulses Tony Roelofs said the donation is part of a larger effort to give back to communities in Montana, […]

Western Ag Network | February 27, 2023

Columbia Grain Has Specialty Seed and Contracts Available for Pulse Growers

This is the time of year when a lot of farmers make their decision on which crop to grow including which type of pulses to plant. This year, Columbia Grain International (CGI) wants to help make that decision a little bit easier. “Columbia Grain offers a wide variety of forward contracting options for growers,” said […] | February 24, 2023

Former Global Processing CEO joins CGI

Carey Williams has joined Columbia Grain International as vice president of agronomy, seed and organics. In his new role Williams will be responsible for integrating seed, agronomy and origination programs into CGI’s diverse portfolio. He also will develop the company’s strong foundation in organic commodities. Williams most recently was chief executive officer of Global Processing […]

The Daily Scoop | February 17, 2023

Bushel Announces Columbia Grain International As Newest Customer

Columbia Grain International now offers a Bushel-powered mobile app and web portal for its 8,000 farmer customers. The Bushel platform helps its agribusiness customers quickly share accurate information to producers through a custom-branded application for smartphones and desktop. “We are committed to streamlining the work and efficiencies of our producers to ensure they get the […]

American Ag Network | February 15, 2023

Columbia Grain International, Leading Pulse Supplier to the Pet Food Industry, Celebrates World Pulses Day on February 10, 2023

People are treating their pets as family member more than ever before. The increasing focus on quality pet food is where this phenomenon is most apparent. Current pet food trends include recipes designed to deliver health, nutritional and functional benefits as well as fresh food options.[1] In one 2021 survey of 2,000 dog and cat owners, […]

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