The announcement that Pipeline Foods is building a grain terminal comes amid a flurry of activity for the Minneapolis-based organic and non-GMO supplier. In recent months the company has acquired grain elevators in North Dakota and Saskatchewan, bought Malden, Missouri, U.S.-based Malden Specialty Soy, and announced plans to open a regional office in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. The company also in late October joined Delta Institute and partners from various sectors in a three-year project to accelerate investment in regenerative agriculture practices.
Pipeline Foods has operations in more than 50 countries and regional headquarters in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
|Eric Jackson, chief executive of Pipeline Foods.|
“At Pipeline Foods, our vision is to build a more sustainable supply chain in agriculture,” said Eric Jackson, chief executive of Pipeline Foods. “This is the next step in our Northern Tier strategy. Our significant investments in North Dakota and Saskatchewan infrastructure are specifically designed to support organic farmers in the region. We provide primary collection and processing points for organic grain, oilseeds and pulses, and the capability to connect this grain supply with food companies and manufacturers across North America.”
Pipeline Foods said the Bowbells grain terminal will be fully automated, compliant with Food Safety Modernization Act regulations, and designed to receive, clean and blend organic crops to meet rigorous specifications and ensure transparency and traceability.
Pipeline Foods said it is targeting $300 million to $500 million over the next three to five years to build out its sustainable supply chain. The company is actively buying all classes of organic grains, pulses and oilseeds.