The hop staging area. Where the guys who work there have coveralls, hoodies, and protective masks (cold in there and you would want to keep the dust out of your lungs). The hops are shoveled into the big "garbage cans" on wheels to be taken to the brew house. That was overload for a homebrewer.
We were there in '09. The research lab guy had a sample of Willamette from a ladies farm, and he said you could help her out by buy some, like a couple sacks, as AB stopped using Willamette. The name in the article rang a bell. Acres of Willamette are in steep decline due to less demand.