By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
Canada’s largest grain handler, Viterra Inc. announced a $1 million partnership with the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) on Tuesday.
The financial contribution signals further agreements between the two parties, as Cigi begins to gather support for its $12 million new facility.
“Cigi has an excellent international reputation for delivering customized training programs and technical expertise to farmers and end users. Their work has helped to enhance Canada's position as a reliable supplier of safe and high quality grains, oilseeds and pulses," Kyle Jeworski, Viterra's President and CEO for North America said in a release.
Cigi is a not-for-profit grain marketing institute which aims to promote Canadian field crops through industry resources and training. The institute is funded by growers and the federal government.