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New Rockford Transcript | February 06, 2023

Columbia Grain puts spotlight on lentils

As a global leader in the origination, processing, logistics, and distribution of high-quality pulses and edible beans for U.S. domestic and worldwide export markets, Columbia Grain International (CGI) understands the role legumes and pulses play in sustainable food systems and feeding the world. CGI is the largest lentil handler in the U.S. and is an […]

KRTV Great Falls | December 26, 2022

Montana Ag Network: how Ag businesses help Great Falls Community Food Bank

The Great Falls Community Food Bank depends on the generosity of community members to help those in need. The non-profit also gets a big boost from larger companies in the form of beans, oats, and milk. When a need for helping neighbors arises, companies like Montana Milling answer the call. “Over the last three years […]

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery | December 15, 2022

Columbia Grain International adds new CFO to leadership team

Columbia Grain International (CGI), a business 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., has announced the appointment of Andres Cardena as chief financial officer. Cardena will lead the company in financial management and oversee management information systems and […]

American Ag Network | November 16, 2022

Columbia Grain is Cultivating Growth for Women in Agriculture

rom the combine to the boardroom, women in agriculture are helping to pave the way for a better future. Columbia Grain is committed to ensuring women are educated, encouraged, and empowered to succeed in their agricultural careers. They do this through their sponsorship of conferences like StrongHer Together and by cultivating the growth of their […]

Western Ag Network | November 14, 2022

Columbia Grain a Proud Supporter of Women in Agriculture

Like other industries, women play a very important role in Agriculture. And this week women from across Western Ag Network country will be gathering in Fort Benton, Montana for the StrongHer Together Conference. Shandel Fouts is an Accounting Clerk and Grain Buyer at Columbia Grain International (CGI) in Harlem, Mont. She says CGI is proud […]

Western Ag Network | October 27, 2022

Montana Farmer Sells Wheat for a 50-Cent Per Bushel Premium with Columbia Grain’s Producer Solutions

It’s been a rollercoaster ride for farmers this year when it comes to market swings for commodities like corn, soybeans and wheat. And Columbia Grain International (CGI) is trying to help farmers manage their risk and take advantage of the upswings with its new Producer Solutions platform. Brian Aklestad farms near Galata, Mont. He explains […]

Food Business News | October 07, 2022

Columbia Grain better serves retail customers through new packaging facility

Columbia Grain International has opened a new 60,000-square-foot packaging facility in Hastings, Neb. “As CGI sources beans and pulses straight from our network of American farmers we’re now able to provide custom retail packages without compromising quality, supply or safety,” said Bill Germano, manager of retail products. “And our new facility in Hastings, Neb., will […]

American Ag Network | September 28, 2022

Talking Harvest, Pulse Crops, Exports and More with Columbia Grain

Jesse Allen is joined by Columbia Grain CEO Jeff Van Pevenage to discuss harvest outlook, exports, pulse crops, more recent facility acquisitions and more

American Ag Network | September 14, 2022

Columbia Grain International Acquires Grafton Farmers Co-op Grain Co.

Columbia Grain International has acquired the grain handling assets of Grafton Farmers Co-op Grain Co., a local cooperative grain originator and merchandiser with locations in Grafton, North Dakota. CGI took operational control of the facilities last month and has maintained a steady flow of business during harvest. The acquisition strengthens CGI’s presence in the Northern […]

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