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Record yields for 2018 Eastern Washington wheat crop

Highline Grain Co-Op CEO provides a state of the harvest report


October 11, 2018

Paul Delaney

The twin piles of wheat seen at Highline Grain's Four Lakes facility are an indicator of a good year for farmers.

The first indication that the 2018 wheat harvest has been pretty good for farmers across the northern tier of Washington state is visible to those who travel Interstate 90 near Four Lakes.

There, at the silos of Highline Grain's loading facility are two equally large piles of grain that have no place to stay inside either the concrete towers or steel tanks.

"If we were going to categorize this year, I'd say (it's been) better than average, everywhere," Paul Katovich, CEO of Highline Grain Growers said in a recent interview.

That is a little unusual, he said of Highline's footprint which st...

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