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COLUMBIA GRAIN LAUNCHES SEED & AGRONOMY PROGRAM
Source: Columbia Grain news release

Portland, OR -- As the 2024 growing season continues, farmers want to know that they are buying seeds that will harvest success. That's why more and more growers are looking toward suppliers to not only sell them high-quality seed but also to provide expertise in agronomy, including advice on fertility, soil health, and weed and pest control.

To meet this demand, better serve growing partners, and increase quality yields, Columbia Grain International (CGI) is launching their groundbreaking Seed and Agronomy Program.
Columbia Grain's Seed and Agronomy program is an end-to-end solution that helps farmers and buyers cultivate growth. The program encompasses expert agronomy forecasts, high-quality seeds and seed advising, and guidance for all stakeholders throughout the entire harvest cycle. As the producer's partner, CGI sells the highest-quality certified and conditioned seeds and provides certified crop advisor services through extensive field research to inform seed selection, regular visits to review soil and crop health, problem-solving, and identification of market opportunities. This program forges long-term partnerships through dedicated council and a bidirectional information stream.

"Our new Seed and Agronomy Program makes growing better for everybody. Importantly, it gives farmers high-quality, certified and conditioned seeds hand-selected for their growing conditions, and guidance throughout the entire growing cycle," said Madison Fritz, a Montana-based Seed Agronomist and Certified Crop Advisor for CGI.

Added Ms. Fritz, "The program also provides buyers with confidence, transparency, and crop data throughout the year. Dedicating this kind of support to all of our stakeholders benefits not only our producer and buyer partners but the industry as a whole."

Columbia Grain's Seed and Agronomy Program will continue evolving as they build more producer partnerships and hire more seed and agronomy experts. This innovative program is cultivating partnerships and information exchanges that strengthen crop health and bottom lines for all.

About Columbia Grain International

Since 1978, Columbia Grain International (CGI) has been Cultivating Growth as a global leader in the origination, processing, logistics, and distribution of high-quality bulk grains, pulses, edible beans, oilseeds, and organics for U.S. domestic and worldwide export markets. Headquartered in Portland, OR, CGI's reliable supply chain spans the western region of the U.S., ensuring abundant ingredients for all of its partners, thanks to their trusted relationships with their farmers throughout the fertile croplands of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota, well known for its high-quality wheat, feed grains, canola and pulses.

CGI, whose President and CEO is Jeff Van Pevenage, is an owner of Montana Specialty Mills, which operates an organic and non-GMO oilseed crushing facility in Great Falls, Montana, a mustard seed facility in Conrad, Montana, and most recently Montana Craft Malt --providing specialty malt barley from Montana farmers to the craft brewing world. Today, they are vertically integrated, operating assets including grain elevators, processing plants and agronomy centers to support their farmers, which stretch the northern tier of the United States. With multiple touchpoints across the food supply chain, CGI provides trusted solutions and cultivates high-quality ingredients from their local farmers for a farm-to-table philosophy that nourishes the world, safely.

For media inquiries, contact Peter Berk at Christie & Co, www.christieand.co, by phone (818) 389-7912 and/or email peter@christieand.co.


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