Just over a year ago, the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) and Cereals Canada started to think about the possibility of a merger, and last week they finally made the formal decision. In a release sent out by the two organizations, Cigi and Cereals Canada says the move capitalizes on “the benefits and synergies that… Read More

Dean Dias will step in as interim CEO of the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) when current CEO JoAnne Buth retires on May 24, 2019. Since his start at Cigi in 2009, Dias has held multiple positions with the organization, including IT specialist, manager of programs, and director of value chain relations. Currently, Dias works… Read More

After spending just over four years as CEO of the Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI), JoAnne Buth is retiring. Prior to CIGI, Buth served as a senator for more than two years, representing Manitoba. Before becoming a senator, she spent roughly 13 years with the Canola Council of Canada first as vice-president of crop production… Read More

The news The Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) has received $6.2 million in  funding from the federal government, announced by new Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau. Cigi is based at Winnipeg, Man. The funding is earmarked to expand the market for Canadian wheat through technical support, market research, employee exchanges, and customized training for customers… Read More

The Canadian International Grains Institute is welcoming a farmer from Bentley, Alberta to its board of directors. Kevin Bender was elected at Cigi’s annual general meeting last week, replacing the retiring Ron Nerland, a farmer from Morrin, Alberta. Jim Wilson, a farmer from Darlingford, Manitoba and Brent Watchorn, executive vice president of marketing with Richardson… Read More

Food and ingredient companies like Nestle, General Mills and Cargill are looking to pulses to make their products more nutritious. “There’s a lot of pressure from the food industry, from consumers right now to make more healthfulness and nutrition in food products,” explains Heather Hill, project manager for pulse flour milling and food applications at… Read More

A wheat variety might produce huge yields or have stellar disease resistance, but if there’s no market for it, there’s probably no point in registering the variety for production in Canada. Instead, it might even have a negative impact, damaging Canada’s reputation for consistency and quality. As Lisa Nemeth of the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi)… Read More