Million-bushel ground pile meets current harvest demand, need for storage

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Idaho County Press

FENN – What’s up with that pile of grain outside of Grangeville? With bigger harvests, and more coming to the elevators on each grain truck, that million-bushel ground pile at the Columbia Grain International facility at Fenn was what was needed to keep up with supply, as well as demands.

The project was started a year ago, and the asphalt put down the first of August – a week before the region’s harvest began, said Brandon Rehder, manager for CGI’s South Camas Prairie area (Grangeville, Cottonwood, Big Butte and Fenn).

“We had a cool, wet spring, and so we had to wait for it to dry out to put the asphalt down,” he said. “It was nip and tuck to get that ready to go.”

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