Canadian International Grains Institute

Archives: January 2014

31
Jan
2014
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Last week 26 western Canadian producers participated in the first of three Combine to Customer programs being held at Cigi over the next two months. The participants applied at the invitation of producer organizations, grain companies and the Alberta Wheat Commission. “It’s really important to discuss with farmers what their customers are demanding and requiring and … continue reading →

28
Jan
2014
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Welcome to Cigi TV, our eNewsletter providing a short monthly video to keep you up to date with the innovative projects and programs that happen here at Cigi. In the third and final instalment of Cigi’s 2013 New Crop series, we talk to Earl Geddes, Rex Newkirk, Kristina Pizzi, Yulia Borsuk, and Juan Carlos Arriola … continue reading →

23
Jan
2014
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Lindsay Bourré, Cigi technical specialist in pulses, attended a two-day workshop investigating the use of pulses as healthy ingredients in various foods last fall at the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone, Napa Valley, California. The hands-on training program was held by the U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council which funded successful applicants. In the … continue reading →

17
Jan
2014
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More than one thousand packages of 200-gram noodle samples were recently produced at Cigi for a Canadian seed company as part of a fee-for-service project evaluating a Canada Western Hard White Spring variety. The company is commercially launching the variety this winter and distributing the noodle samples to farmers at upcoming agriculture shows and through … continue reading →

13
Jan
2014
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Four western Canadian farmers travelled with Cigi’s new crop missions for the first time to Asia, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in November and December. The farmers led off the new crop seminars with presentations which provided customers with an invaluable producer perspective. The experience also offered the farmers insight into … continue reading →