Sunday, November 23, 2008
This information comes from a 1970s Central Washington Grain Growers brochure, showing off their grain facilities.
Hartline became a part of CWGG in 1961 when Almira Grain Growers purchased the General Mills elevator and added the Farmer’s Union Grain in 1962.
Hartline is now Central Washington Grain Growers, Inc.’s second largest receiving station, at times receiving far in excess of the storage capacity. In 1975, the old mill on the east was removed and replaced with modern receiving and shipping equipment.
Extra large crops or unforeseen carryovers of previous years have caused wheat to be piled outside. Hartline is probably more suitable than any other location to handle that emergency.